Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Day

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Fahey via  Flickr

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Fahey via Flickr

Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year and is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. Purple Heart Day is also known as National Purple Heart Day, Purple Heart Recognition Day and Purple Heart Appreciation Day.