Purple Heart coins announced

Posted 11/14/19

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Charles Schumer announced on November 8 the introduction of The National Purple Heart Honor Mission Commemorative Coin Act to the Senate. The bipartisan legislation was …

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Charles Schumer announced on November 8 the introduction of The National Purple Heart Honor Mission Commemorative Coin Act to the Senate. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Schumer and Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND). Specifically, it would require the U.S. Department of the Treasury to issue five dollar gold coins, one dollar silver coins, and 50 cent clad coins in honor of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and in honor of all the soldiers—past and present—who have fought to defend American freedom and have been wounded or killed in action. All proceeds from the sale of the coins will contribute to the National Purple Heart Honor Mission. Schumer said that passing the legislation would be a fitting tribute to the roughly 1.8 million recipients of the Purple Heart who sacrificed so much for their country, and called on his colleagues in the Senate to pass it as soon as possible.

“The Purple Heart is the symbol of the bravery and profound physical and emotional sacrifice our service members pay for our freedom; 237 years after the very first Purple Heart was issued by George Washington here in New York, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor resides near the United States Military Academy and historic Hudson River, nestled in the neighboring New Windsor,” said Sen. Schumer. “While we honor our injured and fallen heroes each and every day, in the run-up to this Veterans Day, I am proud to introduce the National Purple Heart Honor Mission Commemorative Coin Act in the Senate, which would support this organization’s worthy mission of remembering all those soldiers who sacrificed so much to defend their nation.”

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