Meetings: Meetings are at 5:00PM in the Community Room, Arizona State Veterans Home, Bldg 1, 555 E. Ajo Way, Tucson on the VA Hosp grounds.
Our 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony at Purple Heart Park was held at 10:00 AM May 29th. Thank you to the citizens of Tucson. We had a very large crowd at our Memorial Day Ceremony. Thank you to for their support in assisting with the ceremony: City of Tucson Parks Department, the 162nd Fighter Wing, the University of Arizona Alumni Band, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Jan Michalak who sang the National Anthem, & Stefanie Michels who sang Proud to be an American, & the Rita Ranch Neighborhood Association. View album of our Memorial Day Ceremony at Purple Heart Park. Photos courtesy of Bill Sobek.
Purple Heart Golf Classic will be held Saturday April 14, 2018 at the Omni Tucson National Resort. 7 am registration and opening ceremony at 8:15, shotgun at 8:30. Information is on the Purple Heart Classic page. Funds raised support veterans' needs in Tucson and the Southern Arizona community. This year the 2017 Purple Heart Golf Classic raised $110,000.00 Chapter 442 has already donated about $90,000 dollars to programs that assist veterans in dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, rehabilitation, disabilities and homelessness.
Department of Arizona & Chapter 442 Patriot of the Year 2017. Congratulations to Patriot Johnny R. Thompson who was selected as the chapter Patriot of the Year and then as the Department Patriot of the Year. His efforts countless volunteer hours have provided a sincere advocacy for veterans issues in a variety of programs and activities. We appreciate the many hours of work Johnny has devoted to the Americanism Program by setting up military history displays in the community. Please accept the chapter's sincere gratitude for the service provided to the chapter and to our Nation's veterans.
Welcome: to Chapter 442 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Tucson, Arizona.
Our Mission: 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.
The organization known as the "Military Order of the Purple Heart," was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.