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:

Joy said...

Nice token of medal before.

Sylvia K said...

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!!

Kiran Palwasha said...

nice medal

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

nice medal

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M + K said...

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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Elisabeth said...

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

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Bob Bushell said...

Oh, I thought it was drug, ha ha.

Old Kitty said...

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

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Redischic said...

Great post!
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Margaret-whiteangel said...

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

Sam said...

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

Dana said...

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

Christine said...

Beautiful!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew it was that old

the chilicool said...

great medal!
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Julie Ann Lozada said...

that's nice :)

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Fundy Blue said...

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!

Winnie said...

I like that it's called the purple heart.

Mia Di Domenico said...

Interesting fact, thanks 4 sharing :)

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Caro * said...

Beautiful medal :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A beautiful, well-deserved medal.

stephen Hayes said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

One I hope none in my family ever receives.