The Purple Heart may go the way of the Medal Of Honor, exported to the rest of the world, if we don’t get involved.
These are the members on the Subcommittee who are currently addressing this bill. These are the most important people to write to so this can be stopped. If any of you are from their district, it is vital to write them.
As I’m not a US citizen, it’s not really my place to comment on proposed US legislation, but I fail to see how this proposal does anything towards increasing or even maintaining the high regard that the Purple Heart already has in both America and indeed the world.
You award a medal to someone, it becomes their property – and thereafter that of their legal heirs and successors. Like any property, if they see fit to sell it, it’s surely up to them?
In the UK, actively serving members of the armed forces are supposed to retain their medals, but they can do what they like with them once they have left the service.