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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

For Immediate Release

Denver, CO - July 25, 2014

Military Order of the Purple Heart National Convention in Denver, Colorado

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) and the Ladies Auxiliary of the MOPH are pleased to announce that the National Convention will be held this year in Denver, Colorado at the Renaissance Denver Hotel during the week of 5 - 9 August 2014.

This annual event brings together the Commanders and delegates of the Order’s Regions, Departments, Chapters and Units to elect the National Leadership of the Order for the upcoming year.  Delegates will participate in training sessions, review the business of the past year, approve new governing amendments and organizational bylaw changes, and set the organization's goals and objectives for coming year.   A number of key events coincide with the Convention including a Joint Opening Ceremony on Tuesday evening, August 5; a welcome address to the Convention on Wednesday morning, August 6 by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at 9:30 AM, and by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock at 10:00 AM;  a Purple Heart pre-game ceremony at the Colorado Rockies baseball game on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM; a charity golf tournament to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and local VA Clinics on Thursday, August 7 in conjunction with observance of National Purple Heart Day; and, a wreath laying by the National Commander at the gravesite of WWII hero BG Felix Sparks on Sunday, August 10,  The media is invited to attend the joint opening ceremony on Tuesday, August 5 and the Governor's and Mayor's presentations at 9:30 AM. , Wednesday, August 6.  All other meetings are closed to the public.

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 further information or requests for media attendance and/or interviews, please contact:
National Public Relations Director, John Bircher, 352-753-5535
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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Jon Pushkin, Pushkin Public Relations, 303-733-3441
Email: jon@pushkinpr.com

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