Please contact Department for help at 651-227-4456 and leave a message
Until December 2019 Department will provide 2 free welcome to our purple heart community road signs for any city or county in Minnesota, extra signs will cost $40 each. call us for signs at 651-227-4456 and leave a message.
We just ask you work with your county veteran service officer to have them send out invites to the ceremony to every purple heart veteran in the community and, also include our free membership form.
The purpose of being a Purple Heart City is to honor military personnel wounded or killed in combat. The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration and it is our nation’s oldest military medal.
GUIDELINE TO ESTABLISH A PURPLE HEART CITY or COUNTY
Here are some tips and suggestions on establishing a Purple Heart City or County. This is just a guide to assist in your efforts, and does not proclaim to be the “End-All” in the procedure. I use a County Board of Supervisors (BOS) in the below outline, however, you can use the same information for a City Council or Board of Commissioners, etc. First, find out who on your BOS is the Veteran’s contact person. If there is no Supervisor assigned to this, contact the Board Chairperson or County person known to you, and ask for a face-to-face meeting. Have with you a copy of the example Proclamation (click for two examples), and suggest they can use it as a guide in making their own. Be prepared to explain what your intent is ie, honoring all those who have sacrificed for their country .. those killed or wounded in combat …. Make sure you advise him/her that it’s cost neutral; that it will not cost the County any money … any incurred cost will be absorbed by your chapter – such as plaques, highway signs, etc. This is an important point, as knowing that there is no cost involved will resolve any fiscal issue that might inhibit action. You will probably be referred to the County Clerk to work up the Proclamation. Be sure she/he sends you a draft copy for your review and approval – before it’s finalized. It’s important you agree with the verbiage. Once the Proclamation is firmed up, ask that the BOS presentation be placed on the agenda at least two weeks in advance. This gives you time to contact other Veterans organizations to attend the meeting, and for you to contact the newspaper / radio to publicize the event. Invite as many veterans you can – Ladies, other vets, all your members, etc.
If your BOS meetings are televised, ask the cameraman for copies on DVD – they may charge you, but some may honor our non-profit status and waive any charge. If they won’t waive the cost, pay the money – it’s well worth it to have a DVD of the presentation. If no filming is available, assign someone to video it. Be prepared to give a short acceptance speech (if given the opportunity). They are honoring Purple Heart veterans, and they should receive recognition for doing so. If you can, bring enough of your Department coins / pins, etc. to present to all the Supervisors – don’t forget the County / City Attorney, Clerk of the Board, Chief Administrative Officer, City Manager etc. Everyone who sits facing the audience should get one. After the awards, Chapters gater outside and take lot of still pictures – some are submitted to, and were published in, the Purple Heart Magazine, others can feature in the Purple Hat Press. Please keep your Department and Regional Commander appraised of your progress. As the National Coordinator of the program, I will need legislative confirmation (a copy of the resolution or proclamation) alongwith an address, specifically a zipcode. Once confirmed, I will post it on the National web-site. It is suggested you send the Proclamation / Resolution to your Department Commander, who will send it to your Regional Commander, who will send it to me (scanned copy in email). It is very important your chain-of-command be kept in the ‘loop’. The above can also be used as an outline for a Purple Heart State, by contacting a State Legislator who would be willing to introduce a Bill or Resolution. Call or email me anytime if I can be of further assistance. Yours in Patriotism, Matt Bridges National Purple Heart Trail Coordinator Phone: (229) 569-0915 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Paul Saints Military Appreciation is set for Tuesday, May 21 at 7:05 pm! You will have the first opportunity to secure your tickets following the instructions on the attached flyer. You can redeem up to six tickets to the game that evening.
If your getting a meal Saturday night, Please call Department offices 651-227-4456 and leave a message with your reservation.
*please include your name,telephone number, meal choices and how many meals.
Meal choices May 18th Saturday 6 P.M. Meal:
1. London Broil $31 per person;
2. Grilled Chicken $30 per person;
3. Vegetarians, Penn Pasta w/ Marinara sauce $24 person
Dates – May 17th, Friday and May 18th Saturday. Address- 2700 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN, Members call the Holiday Inn at 651-454-3434 and ask for the MOPH Group and make there reservation.
15 rooms first come first served are now blocked off at $99.00 per night, svc charges not included with that.
Individuals wanting to stay those nights will have to call and book their room under the block that are saved for the MOPH. Check out time I believe is 11am or 12 noon from previous Holidays we utilized.
At this point there will be a 1st Responder ceremony on the 18th starting at 8am, lasting until 9:00am. At 9am we will conduct the Memorial Service lasting 1 hour. At 10 am we start the first meeting for the MOPH
Chanhassen Dinner Theater Donation donation for 2 which is a dinner and show for any main stage production on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night.
4 passes to Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington.
Free 2 adult and 2 children tickets to the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth.
2 tickets from the Old Log Theater 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior, MN 55331 www.oldlog.com
4 free tickets to the SkyZone, for info about what skyzone is go to www.skyzone.com
Donation from Crayola Experience at the Mall of America for 2 general admission tickets to the Crayola Experience.
main stage theater in Hopkins Minnesota- (4) tickets no holidays and some other restrictions may apply.
New Ulm Minnesota Country Club- (4) green fee tickets. ( 3 LEFT )
Veterans activities program will focus on activities for purple heart veterans that are members of the Minnesota military order of the Purple Heart and our gold star family members. Including free tickets to a variety of activities throughout Minnesota.
1.must be a member of the Minnesota (MOPH) a purple heart veteran or ether a gold star family member The term “Gold Star” describes a family member who has lost a loved one in military service.
2. ticket request must be e-mailed to email@example.com please including your name, home address and membership ID number.
3.can only request tickets once every 30 days.
4.First come first serve.
Thanks commander Sabinish
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The Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Minnesota is the proud recipient of grants through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.