This video is about the Purple Heart, how it was founded, forgotten for 150 years and returned to a special place of honor in our Armed Forces in 1932. All the information came from the book Military Medals of America at Originally an Army only award Pres. Roosevelt expanded the award of the Purple Heart to members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard in 1942. Variations of the Purple Heart are shown as well as examples of how it is worn as a ribbon, miniature medals, full-size medals and displayed by veterans or their families.