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Make Your Own Badge of Military Merit
August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, on Saturday, August 12th, 11 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, August 13th, 1 PM – 5 PM, and make your own Badge of Military Merit. This special drop-in craft is offered to celebrate the creation of the Continental Army’s first award given to enlisted men. General George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit, August 7th, 1782, during the last days of the Revolutionary War while at his headquarters in Newburgh. When you visit, take a guided tour of the Headquarters and explore the Museum’s exhibits, too.
If you’re visiting on August 12th, there will be a presentation “From Badge of Military Merit To Purple Heart,” at 2:00 PM, explaining about the Badge’s history and detailing the exploits of the Badge’s three recipients.
The craft is included with Museum admission. For more information, call 845-562-1195.