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Reasons for belonging to the MOPH
1. Your Voice in Washington - The Military Order of the Purple
Heart represents you in the Nation's Capitol. This means that the voice of the combat wounded is heard in Congress, at the
Department of Defense and at the Veterans Administration. We are constantly alert to any legislation which affects our members.
The M.O.P.H. is working on your behaf.
2. The Purple Heart Magazine
- There is an official magazine of M.O.P.H. It is issued six times a year for the enjoyment
of members. Each issue brings a series of timely and well written articles about some of the activities of The Order around
the country. Members have written to say that they look forward to receiving The Purple Heart Magazine. The cost of your subscription
is included in your modest dues payment.
3. Local Chapters - All members of The Order are automatically eligible to participate in the activities of local
chapters of M.O.P.H. These chapters offer programs which meet the needs and interests of local members. Many members enjoy
the pride of participating in community based activities as members of M.O.P.H.
Annual Convention - Once each year the Military Order of the
Purple Heart holds a National Convention for the purpose of renewing goals and ideas. There is always a full roster of activities
for members and their spouses. Between the official activities of the Convention, there is a time for relaxation and a chance
to renew old friendships and to make new ones.
5. Group Insurance Offers
- The Order is proud to offer a variety of insurance plans to meet the needs of members
and their families. Several times a year members will receive material to advise them of different programs. Each program
can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each member.
6. Patriotism - We are proud to address each of our fellow members as a "Patriot," for who among
the people of this country can say that they have given more of themselves than the members of the Military Order of the Purple
Heart? This association is proud to stand up for America, and sponsors an award program, through the Freedoms Foundation at
Valley Forge, which serves Armed Forces Personnel.
7. Educational - The Order is proud to promote much needed patriotic education in our nation's schools. All of our citizens, both
young and old, must appreciate the blessing of freedom and accept the responsibility that comes with it. The Order's educational
activities include a grant scholarship program to institutions which encourage young people to enter the field of being teachers
for the handicapped. The Order also has started a scholarship program for sons and daughters of M.O.P.H. members.
8. Pride of Membership - There is one intangible benefit that members
enjoy when they belong to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Your membership helps to keep alive the ideals for which
you were awarded the Purple Heart.
- The Order provides an opportunity for fellowship with other Purple Heart recipients.
National Service Officer Program - The Order participates
in the Veterans Administration National Service Officer Program which serves to assist America's veterans. This program works
to make certain that veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and their dependents, receive all to which they are entitled.
11. Outreach Program - The Order operates a service program designed to
reach veterans in remote areas. This program is continuously reviewed for expansion into more and more areas.
12. Other Benefits - Support the Veterans Administration Voluntary Service program at Veterans
Medical Centers throughout the United States.