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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

For Immediate Release

Washington DC - April 1, 2014

Military Order of the Purple Heart March on the Hill, March 26-27, 2014

The National Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Region Commanders, and Officers of the Military Order the Purple Heart called on Congressional Members March 26th and 27th to discuss the most important current issues faced by our nation's veterans.   National Commander Ron Siebel and National Legislative Director Hershel Gober compiled 5 major issues of concern to veterans.  Priority issues discussed this year included:

1.      The VA Claims Process.

2.      Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

3.      Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).

4.      Women Veterans Healthcare.

5.      Advance Funding For All VA Programs.

Blue blazers and Purple Heart could be seen on the Metro and down nearly every hallway of the Senate and House Office Buildings on March 26th and the 27th.  MOPH leadership visits to Congressional leaders are very important.

Respect and credibility of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and its members remains high.  Over the years the members of Congress appreciate our efforts.  Nearly 30 constituents made over 130 visits to selected members of Congress to discuss the priority issues.

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 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.  Programs of the MOPH include VA Volunteer Service, First Responder Recognition, JROTC Leadership Award, Scholarships, Americanism, Purple Heart Trail and Cities, Welfare, and numerous community service programs, all with the objective of service to Veterans and their families.

For information contact:
National Public Relations Director, Jim Klug, 541-778-3480
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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