August 7th is National Purple Heart Day and our special exhibit features the Purple Heart Medal. We tell its history and share examples from our collection and their stories; how the soldier earned the medal and how the museum become the medal’s home. The highlight of this exhibit is the story of one local family’s quest to learn why their recently passed relative had a Purple Heart Certificate and who was the cousin they did not know about that it was awarded to. Now they know his D-Day and Purple Heart story and you can too. A family member will be present this special day to help explain this incredible story of discovery.