PUR-polarize Heart (dt.: “Magenta heart”) is the only wounding honor of US armed forces and at the same time the world-wide oldest and thus today still used military medals. It is lent at soldiers, who were wounded in the fight by opposing forces, likewise at the next members of pleased soldiers.
Originally by George Washington 1782 for the honour of soldiers in times of financial emergency donated, came PUR-polarize Heart for nearly 150 years into oblivion. Only 1932 were revived it on the occasion of the two-hundredth birthday of Washington by the US war Ministry.
For the today's organization PUR-polarize Heart has responsibility the US-American Heraldikerin Elizabeth wants. The first copy at largest American Münzinstitut, the United States Mint in Philadelphia , of John R. was manufactured. Sinnock.
That PUR-polarizes Heart consists of one at the edge gilded, violet metal heart, that the Büste George Washington shows and to a violet medal volume, connected by the coat of arms sign of the family coat of arms by George Washington (lent 1412 of the English king at Sir William OF Wessyngton), fastened is.