Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fact of the Day: Washington Medal

One of the most famous military medals, the purple heart (given to soldiers wounded or killed while serving) originated back in the 18th century. When the modern medal was modernized in the 20th century, it featured a portrait of George Washington himself. 

24 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed visiting your blog, Adam! Look forward to visiting again!! Hope you're having good weekend!! My youngest son's name is Adam, so I had to check you out and I've seen you on many of my blogging friends sites as well.Glad I did!!

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  3. We love your random facts!! They are so refreshing and slightly nostalgic! It reminds us of our high school history classes which we loved!

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  4. Do you know anyone who has got the medal? Thanks for stopping by my blog Adam!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  5. Oh, I thought it was drug, ha ha.

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  6. Never seen a close up of this medal, so that's a first for me!

    Wishing you a HAPPY New Year! Take care
    x

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  7. Great post!
    kiss,Elle

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  8. That's a lovely design, and must be an honour to have one.

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  9. Although it is very well known it's my first time to see this medal

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  10. Like the others, I don't think I've ever seen one of these medals in person, either. They're certainly well-deserved.

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  11. No disrespect for the Purple Heart post, but it doesn't beat your recent post on Little K's New Pal! I always love your "uncle" pics!

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  12. I like that it's called the purple heart.

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  13. Interesting fact, thanks 4 sharing :)

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  14. I know a few people who have earned this medal the hard way.

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  15. One I hope none in my family ever receives.

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