When: Sat., Aug. 12, 2 p.m. 2017
Hear how and why General George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit during the last days of the Revolutionary War. The Badge, the first award of its kind to honor enlisted personnel, evolved into the Purple Heart, an award given today to officers and enlisted personnel wounded or killed in the defense of our country. Listen to the exploits of the three recipients of the Badge, stories of daring, courage and patriotism. While at the site, to celebrate the creation of the Badge of Military Merit, you are invited to make your own Badge to take home.