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The Military Order of the Purple Heart


Cheviot, OH  February 1, 2012


Military Order of the Purple Heart Salutes the City of Cheviot, Ohio


The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is proud and honored to salute Mayor Sam Keller and the City Council of Cheviot, Ohio on the occasion of proclaiming Cheviot a Purple Heart City in Ohio.


The public is invited to attend the Proclamation ceremony that will take place at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at City Hall Chambers, 3814 Harrison Avenue, Cheviot, Ohio.  In proclaiming itself a “Purple Heart City,” Cheviot pays special tribute to the almost 2 million dedicated and brave servicemen and women who have either been killed or wounded in combat, and honors not only Ohio’s Purple Heart recipients but all veterans across the nation.


Receiving the Proclamation on behalf of Cheviot’s Chapter 3620, Military Order of the Purple Heart, will be Ed (Red) Vlaikov, Chapter 3620 Junior Vice Commander.  Also participating in the ceremony will be Tony Kohl, Department of Ohio Commander, and other members of MOPH Chapter 3620 and the MOPH Ladies Auxiliary.  In honor of this occasion, the city of Cheviot will be presented the Military Order of the Purple Heart flag provided by Chapter 3620.


The organization now known as the “Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc” (MOPH) was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received the decoration.  Chartered by the Congress, the MOPH is unique among Veteran Service Organizations in that all of its members were wounded in combat.  For this sacrifice they were awarded the Purple Heart Medal.  With grants from the MOPH Service Foundation, the MOPH and its Ladies Auxiliary promote Patriotism, Fraternalism, and the Preservation of America’s military history.  Most Importantly, through veteran service, they provide comfort and assistance to all veterans and their families, especially those requiring claims assistance with the VA, those who are homeless, and those requiring employment assistance.  Through the VAVS Program, MOPH volunteers selflessly provide assistance to hospitalized veterans at VA medical facilities and State Veterans Homes.


For information contact:

MOPH Chapter 3620 Commander - Tony Kohl, 513-706-1390

email: akohl@zoomtown.com



National Public Relations Director - John Bircher, 352-753-5535

email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org

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