Entries by clynn

Walking Across America For Purple Hearts!

On March 1st, 2018 two friends, Matt Andersen & Trevor Stephens, began their journey, a “Walk Across America,” that would take a little over 6 months and raise awareness and money for a charity of their choosing. We only learned about what they were doing and that they would be walking for the Purple Heart […]

Staying Grounded as a Fighter Pilot’s Wife

When we think about our military and the men and women who bravely serve our country, we often fail to recognize the lasting effect their service has on those close to them. As someone steps into their uniform, it is not just them who feels the pressure. The day to day of being in a […]

Narional PTSD Awareness Day

Today is National PTSD Awareness Day so we’d like to bring some attention to one of the most serious conditions that plagues the lives of many of our servicemembers in order to encourage an open discussion where the needs of such individuals are recognized and acted upon. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health […]

Generations of Dedication

April is the “Month of the Military Child,” and here at the Purple Heart Foundation we wanted to learn about, understand, and share what it is like to grow up as a military child. Although no two experiences are quite the same, each child growing up in a military family must deal with a certain […]

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Yesterday across the United States, a brand new animated movie, that’s sure to get two (2) paws up, was featured for the first time on the big screen. This inspiring true story depicts the life of sergeant Stubby, a brindle bull terrier that became the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry, 26th Yankee Division of […]

A First For Everything

On August 13 in 1918, the United States Marine Corps opened its doors,allowing for the enlistment of women, so that they may join in the efforts of World War I. On that day, over 300 women enlisted. First in line was Opha May Johnson. On May 4 of 1878, Opha May was born in Kokomo, […]

The Sisterhood of the Military: Susan Hale Jaracz Story

When you think of the military one word that comes to most people’s mind is “brotherhood”. But what happens when a woman is thrown into the mix? Does that change the dynamic of the team? Does that mean there could be a “sisterhood” within the military? In recognition of Women’s History Month, The Purple Heart […]

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Amy McGrath

In recognition of Women’s History Month and International Women’s day, The Purple Heart Foundation is featuring amazing women veteran’s accomplishments today and throughout history. Throughout history, women’s voices have been unheard. Today’s featured female veteran decided to raise her voice for what she was passionate about, and she’s been doing so since she was only […]

Amazing Grace

As you may known, March is the month to celebrate and recognize women’s history. The Purple Heart Foundation wanted to take this month to honor some important women veterans and their honorable service throughout our country’s history. Grace Brewster Murray, better known as Grace Hopper (after marriage) was born in December of 1906 in New […]

Colin Powell: A Man of Many Accomplishments

In honor of Black History Month, the Purple Heart Foundation wanted to highlight the incredible and honorable service of Colin Powell, a United States statesman and a retired Four-Star General in the United States Army. On April 5, 1937 in Harlem, New York, Colin Powell was born to two Jamaican immigrants. Growing up and attending […]