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Purple Heart Day is observed on Aug. 7 each year and is a time for Americans to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield, or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. Purple Heart Day is also known as National Purple Heart Day, Purple Heart Recognition Day and Purple Heart Appreciation Day.

The holiday was first observed in 2014, and is considered an unofficial observance meaning that businesses, government offices, etc. do not close on this day.

There are many events nationwide to commemorate Purple Heart Day. For example, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Atlanta Chapter 465 is hosting its annual Golf Tournament on August 8 in Tucker, GA. Contact them at 770-634-0333 for more information. Anyone wishing to play, or donate, or sponsor can contact the chapter at this number.