2017 Purple Hearts Reunited Annual Report


September 11th

On September 11th, Our Executive Director Sarah had the privilege of being

included in the presentation of an award to our friends at FDNY Engine 54,

3rd Annual Calcutta

Ladder 4, Battalion 9 Time Square 48st and 8th ave Special thanks to Regent,

Thanks to our local community here in Vermont, our Purple Hearts Reunited 3rd Annual Calcutta was the most successful yet!

Sherry Laue and Mary Washington Colonial Chapter, NSDAR, NY, NY for

The evening was full of laughs thanks to our talented emcee, Tim Halvorson. Special thanks to our title sponsor Morgan Stanley,

including Sarah in this special presentation.

Burlington Country Club for the beautiful venue and delicious food, 14th Star for the best beer in Vermont, and the winners of the

raffle and calcutta, Dan Feeney and Jonathan Farnham who generously donated the money back to Purple Hearts Reunited. Last

but not least, a heartfelt thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers, Kyle Bostwick, The Baldwin Family and Brittany Brown.

HillVets 100

We couldn’t have done it without you. With your support, we raised over $27,000 to support our mission of returning lost or stolen

Medals of Valor to veterans or their families in order to honor their sacrifice to our nation.

Zac had the honor of meeting former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the

HillVets 100 Awards Reception where he spoke about Purple Hearts Reunited.

We were honored to be in a room of great American Veterans inspiring to

affect change on Capitol Hill and creatively finding ways to continue their

service after the military.

MilitaryTimes Solider of the Year Award

We had a great time at the Military Times Service Member of the Year 2017

Award Gala. A special thanks to the Military Times family for their tremendous

support this year. Congrats to the 2017 recipients, you are what make this

country great.

Lularoe Fundraiser

Army Gala

We would like to thank our friend Courtney Jaggars for her LuLaRoe Fundraiser in honor of Purple Hearts Reunited. With your

We were honored to participate in the 242nd Army Birthday Gala in NYC. It was

support we were able to rescue a medal online for PFC Norman M. Chaplin. Norman was Killed in Action on 09 August 1944 while

great to see old friends and meet new people leading the charge in the Veteran

serving with the 109th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division. We are happy to report his Niece and Nephew have been

Community. Special thanks to Chris Page and Jen Wilson for their support.

found and because of some interesting family dynamics, they didn’t even know he existed. Thanks to your generosity, Norman will

now live on as a family Hero!



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