According to Wikipedia: “The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award that is still given to members of the U.S. military. The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by George Washington — then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army – by order from his Newburgh, New York headquarters on August 7, 1782. The Badge of Military Merit was only awarded to three Revolutionary War soldiers and from then on as its legend grew, so did its appearance. Although never abolished, the award of the badge was not proposed again officially until after World War I.”
Although the Purple Heart is specifically for those wounded or killed, I propose we establish a Pink Heart for each and every man and woman who serves or served in the military. I think it is time to honor all those who risk their lives for our safety and freedom. Why should we wait until someone is God forbid hurt or killed in action??? Let’s take a stand and show them now, today, what they mean to us. Do you agree? I can’t imagine anyone would disagree with me. I’m sure there will be many who will have a problem with the color pink but hey, “real men wear pink” my friends!!!