The Military Order of the Purple Heart

Department of Minnesota

America's Combat Wounded Veterans


The Purple Heart is the only decoration that attests, without question,

to the bearer having been in combat. It is one for which an individual

cannot be recommended, it can only be earned.

Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nationwide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.

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81st Annual Department Convention


The 81st

Annual Department Convention


MAY 16 & 17, 2014


900 Bruski Drive

Winona, MN


  • Make meal reserations by calling Arlyn Olson at 507-452-4206 BEFORE May 6, 2014
    • Saturday evening banquet is $30.00 per person, tax and gratuity included.


  • Make room reservations, if you want a room, by calling 507-452-0606, or faxing 507-452-6489 BEFORE April 30, 2014
    • Rooms are $79.00 if reservation made before April 30, 2014.  (Rates go up after April 30.)


Click here for full invitation, including meal choices.



The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.


Application for Membership in the Military Order of The Purple Heart

If you have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal membership is free.  All you do is fill out the form and submit it with copy of your DD214 or document of discharge.  Click here to complete your application.


Application for Membership in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of The Purple Heart


Crisis Services

If you are a veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7, and tell them you are a veteran.  All calls are confidential. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline.


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Last Updated: 4/12/2014