Our artwork is designed to match the original 'Badge of Military Merit' award announced by General George Washington in 1782.
The Purple Heart is a unique military award. First, it is the oldest U.S. military decoration; General George Washington awarded the first purple-colored heart-shaped badges to soldiers who fought in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Second, until World War II, the Purple Heart was exclusively an Army decoration and, with rare exceptions, only soldiers received it; the Navy and Marine Corps lacked the authority to award it to sea service personnel.
Finally, the Purple Heart is the only decoration awarded without regard to any person’s favor or approval; any soldier, sailor, airman or marine who sheds blood in defense of the nation is automatically awarded the Purple Heart.
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- Available in STANDARD or SLIM cuts
- Available in PURPLE and NAVY in each style
- American Apparel styles are MADE IN USA
- Fine jersey
- 100% cotton