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General George Washington established the Purple Heart at Newburgh, New York, Aug. 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War. We honor all Veterans who received this medal. To read more about Purple Heart recipients, visit .

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The petition calls for the land to be renamed "Buffalo Medal of Honor Park" and a statue of Marine Sergeant John Basilone to be built there.

A petition on has surfaced to change the name of Columbus Park in Buffalo to “Buffalo Medal of Honor Park.”

This morning in Fort Pierre, I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Code Talker Congressional Medal presentation for Guy George Chapman, who served in World War 1. We honor the service of all our veterans.

Today, on Purple Heart Day, we honor the medal on the 238th anniversary of its creation and honor the brave men and women who have earned the medal either by having been wounded on the battlefield or having paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. #PurpleHeartDay 

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‘His own personal guerrilla war’: Medal of Honor considered for soldier who led WWII campaign that killed 200 Nazis

‘It’s an honor:’ Green Bay veteran presented medal by Rep. Gallagher

. @SecAFOfficial  recounts Goldfein's rescue after being shot down over Serbia. Points out that he went on another combat mission the following night. Also credits him for being a guiding force in John Chapman getting the Medal of Honor, posthumously and belatedly.

The five young men were presented with the “Medal of Heroism” award, which was created to honor community members who do extraordinary things.

Among Dolores’ many accolades, President Clinton awarded her the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights in 1998, and in 2011, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. #WCW 

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Today, we lost an American Hero: Husband, Father, Son, Medal of Honor Recipient - Special Agent Ronald J. Shurer II. From a grateful Nation and Agency - your memory and legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.

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This picture seems like just yesterday when Ronald recieved the Congressional Medal of Honor. What a man!

Yesterday, it was my great honor to present the Medal of Honor to Ronald J. Shurer II, for his actions on April 6, 2008, when he braved enemy fire to treat multiple injured Soldiers. Read more:

In 2013, I threw a party in DC to honor Clint Romesha right before President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor. I told lots of politicians about it; only one elected official showed up.

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Yesterday, it was my great honor to recognize extraordinary Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders, and to award them the the highest possible decoration for bravery by public safety officers, the Medal of Valor. #AmericanHeroes 

JUST IN: Pres. Obama surprises an emotional VP Biden with nation's highest civilian honor, Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction.

This afternoon at the @WhiteHouse , it was my great honor to present our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to American baseball legend @MarianoRivera . Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement, Mo!

This afternoon, it was my great honor to present Sergeant Major John Canley the Medal of Honor in the East Room of the !

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Tonight, it was my great honor to host a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception at the @WhiteHouse !

The Great Jerry West will be receiving our Nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his outstanding career, both on and off the court. Happy Birthday Jerry! @Sen_JoeManchin 

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