Visiting The National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor (7/21/2012)

I recently went upstate for a few days and the goal was to enjoy some fun dining and drinks with my friends and then head out for some regional exploring of the historical sites that the area possesses. They live in Newburgh, NY which is very close to New Windsor and that made the first stop we would make on Saturday the New Windsor Cantonment. This historic site is also the home of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor so the plan was to explore both. Since we parked the car closer to the Purple Heart museum, we made that part of the area the first to visit. This will be a mostly photographic narrative but I will chime in as needed. If needed. Here we go.

national purple heart hall of honor

The plaque outside the Hall lines out its premise and purpose.

national purple heart hall of honor


Here’s a little farther away from the entrance view.

national purple heart hall of honor

This monument hold a very powerful statement.

national purple heart hall of honor

And we begin the journey into the Hall. Its not a big museum space by any stretch but one that is definitely worth seeing if you are in the area and are visiting the Cantonment as well. Two historical birds with one stone so to speak. This is valuable armed forces history.

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national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

national purple heart hall of honor

In closing I want to say that if you have any relatives or friends who might have received the Purple Heart during their time of service, then I suggest that you search the database via their official website linked below and try to find their name. If its not listed there you can submit the name, or contact their relatives and help guide them so that this person gets listed in the Hall of Honor. They truly deserve to be in there and its a shame that this is not an automatic process upon receipt of such a medal. On a more personal note, my Grandmother’s brother Tony received the Purple Heart posthumously as he was killed in action during the last days of World War II. I share photos of his honors in the Memorial Day posting found HERE.

Official Website: http://www.thepurpleheart.com/

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