2017 Purple Hearts Reunited Annual Report

Events & Accolades

Events

World War One Centennial Commission

Genealogical Award

We are proud to be a Commemorative Partner of the U.S. World War One

We are extremely proud of our volunteer Valor Researcher’s from the Chicago

Centennial Commission and will continue our efforts to assist their mission to

Genealogical Society and the Scottish Genealogy Group of the Illinois St.

plan, develop, and execute programs, projects and activities to commemorate

Andrews Society, who received Community Service Awards for their tireless

the Centennial of World War I. We appreciate them sharing our “Eight On

work with Purple Hearts Reunited. We have always said, individually we can

Seven” event and look forward to future returns in honor of our doughboys.

do well, but when you build a village and work together, you can achieve

greatness. We are lucky to have such a great team in our corner helping to find

lost Valor a home. Thank you!

Wreath Laying In Washington D.C. on Veterans Day

We were honored to participate in this years Veterans Day wreath laying at

Air Force Sergeants Award

Arlington on Veterans Day. It was incredibly special to experience the moment

We were honored to receive the Air Force Sergeants Association Americanism

on the 11th hour, the 11th day and the 11th month.

Award at their national convention last July in Reno, Nevada. Valor Guard

member Mike Brennan was on hand to accept the award presented by the 18th

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright. We appreciate the

continued support.

Vietnam Memorial Day Plaza

Our Executive Director, Sarah Corry, had the honor of meeting Montel

Williams at the Friends of the Vietnam Memorial Plaza lunch yesterday. Special

thanks to Jim Barnes for the invitation to attend this wonderful event.

Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award

Our Executive Director Sarah received the Rotary International Paul Harris

Fellow Award for her dedicated work with our foundation.

Many other notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including

U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and U.S.

astronaut James Lovell. Thanks to the Colchester, VT Rotary for recognizing

hard work.

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