Purple Heart Day Ceremony
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) and the Wisconsin Department of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) hosted a Purple Heart Day ceremony at the Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin on August 7, 2009. The ceremony honored Wisconsin veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart for wounds received in armed conflict with an enemy force or while held by an enemy force as a prisoner of war. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Kenneth Black and Wisconsin Department of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Commander William Hustad participated in the event. During the ceremony, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a 4-foot replica of the latest Purple Heart postage stamp.