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S.Con.Res. 113 (es) [Engrossed in Senate] ...
S. CON. RES. 112
Whereas the Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration in the world in
Whereas the Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United
States to members of the Armed Forces who are wounded in conflict with
an enemy force or are wounded while held by an enemy force as prisoners
of war, and posthumously to the next of kin of members of the Armed
Forces who are killed in conflict with an enemy force or who die of a
wound received in conflict with an enemy force;
Whereas the Purple Heart was established on August 7, 1782, during the
Revolutionary War, when General George Washington issued an order
establishing the Honorary Badge of Distinction, otherwise known as the
Badge of Military Merit;
Whereas the award of the Purple Heart ceased with the end of the Revolutionary
War, but was revived in 1932, the 200th anniversary of George
Washington's birth, out of respect for his memory and military
Whereas National Purple Heart Recognition Day is a fitting tribute to George
Washington and to the more than 1,535,000 recipients of the Purple
Heart, approximately 550,000 of whom are still living: Now, therefore,
Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring),
(1) supports the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart
(2) encourages all people of the United States to learn
about the history of the Purple Heart and to honor its
(3) requests that the President issue a proclamation
calling on the people of the United States to conduct
appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate
support for people who have been awarded the Purple Heart.
Passed the Senate July 22, 2004.
S. CON. RES. 112
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition
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