"Combat Wounded Veterans"
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Reasons for Joining

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Reasons for Belonging to the Military Order of the Purple Heart

Your Voice in Washington
The Military Order of the Purple Heart represents you in the Nation's Capitol. This means that the voice of the combat wounded veteran is heard in Congress, at the Department of Defense and at the Veterans Administration. We are constantly alert to any legislation which affects our members. The M.O.P.H. is working on your behalf.
The Purple Heart Magazine
There is an official magazine of M.O.P.H. It is issued six times a year for the enjoyment of members. Each issue brings a series of timely and well written articles about some of the activities of The Order around the country. Members have written to say that they look forward to receiving The Purple Heart Magazine. The cost of your subscription is included in your modest dues payment.
Local Chapters
All members of The Order are automatically eligible to participate in the activities of local chapters of M.O.P.H. These chapters offer programs which meet the needs and interests of local members. Many members enjoy the pride of participating in community based activities as members of M.O.P.H.
Annual Convention
Once each year the Military Order of the Purple Heart holds a National Convention for the purpose of renewing goals and ideals. There is always a full roster of activities for members and their spouses. Between the official activities of the Convention, there is time for relaxation and a chance to renew old friendships and to make new one.
Group Insurance Offers
The Order is proud to offer a variety of insurance plans to meet the needs of members and their families. Several times each year members will receive material to advise them of different programs. Each program can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each member.
We are proud to address each of our fellow members as a "Patriot", for who among the people of this country can say that they have given more of themselves than the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart? This association is proud to stand up for America, and sponsors an award program, through The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, which serves Armed Forces Personnel.
The Order is proud to promote much needed patriotic education in our nation's schools. All of our citizens, both young and old, must appreciate the blessing of freedom and accept the responsibility that comes with it. The Order's educational activities include a grant scholarship program to institutions which encourage young people to enter into the field of being teachers for the handicapped. The Order also has started a scholarship program for sons and daughters of M.O.P.H. members.
Pride of Membership
There is one important intangible benefit that members enjoy when they belong to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Your membership helps to keep alive the ideals for which you were awarded the Purple Heart.
The Order provides an opportunity for fellowship with other Purple Heart recipients.
National Service Officer Program
The Order participates in the Veterans Administration National Service Officer Program which serves to assist America's veterans. This program works to make certain that veterans of the Unites States Armed Forces, and their dependents, receive all to which they are entitled.
Outreach Program
The Order operates a service program designed to reach veterans in remote areas. This program is continuously reviewed for expansion into more and more areas.
Other Benefits
Support of the Veterans Administration Voluntary Service program at Veterans Medical Centers throughout the United States.

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