CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Friday, August 7, is National Purple Heart Day.
The purple heart is the nation’s oldest military merit. It was created by then General George Washington in 1782. The medal now bears his image and the Washington family crest.
The holiday is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded during war or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives during their time in the service.
Gov. Henry McMaster made a proclamation today stating that August 7, 2020 is Purple Heart Day in South Carolina.
He said that today is an opportunity to remember and thank those who have been wounded while serving the country.