Chapter, Department, & Region Patriot of the Year: Congratulations to Patriot Dave Bertagnoli, Patriot of the Year, for MOPH Chapter 442, Patriot of the Year for the Department of Arizona & Patriot of the Year for Region VI. Thank you, Dave for all of your efforts to help veterans. Congratulations!
2021 Memorial Day Ceremony: Due to COVID restrictions we will not hold a ceremony this year. You can view a video about Memorial Day at Purple Heart Park the City of Tucson helped produce. View the video about Memorial Day at Purple Heart Park. Patriot Mike-Rosie Dyer & Patriot Frank Giroux are interviewed for the video. You can view the 2020 Memorial Day Address by our Americanism Officer, Frank Giroux.
Arizona Veterans of Distinction Nominees: Chapter 442 members, Bob Asbell & John Moore received Certificates of Congressional Recognition from Senator Martha McSally for nomination as a Veteran of Distinction for Arizona. Congratulations!
Our 23rd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Purple Heart Park was held on May 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Purple Heart Park. Go to the Memorial Day link for details. A special thanks goes to the 162nd Tactical Fighter Wing, the University of Arizona "Pride" Alumni Band, the City of Tucson Department of Parks & Recreation, Ward 4 City of Tucson, the local Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts Troops, & the Rita Ranch Neighborhood Association for their support in assisting with the ceremony. Thank you to the Tucson community for your attendance at the ceremony.
The "Military Order of the Purple Heart" Golf Classic was held Saturday March 30th 2019 at the Omni Tucson National. Thank you to Empower Coalition, our title sponsor, and to all of the individuals/businesses that donated to the tournament. We raised $80,000.00 this year. Funds raised will support veterans' needs in Tucson and the Southern Arizona community. In the past 4 years Chapter 442 donated about $300,000.00 to programs that assist veterans in dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, rehabilitation, disabilities and homelessness.
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.