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Make a Badge of Military Merit

November 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To honor Veterans Day, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will offer the opportunity to make your own Badge of Military Merit, on Saturday, November 10th, 11 AM to 3 PM. 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. The Badge, the first award of its kind to honor enlisted personnel, evolved into the Purple Heart, an award given today to officers and enlisted personnel wounded or killed in the defense of our country.

When you visit, take a guided tour of the Headquarters and explore the Museum’s exhibits, too.

The craft is included with Museum admission. For more information, call 845-562-1195.


November 10, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Newburgh, NY 12550 United States + Google Map