Event — George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Celebrates Purple Heart Day

Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

When: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 12:40 pm – 2:30 pm

Details: Commemorate the oldest military decoration in the world at the home of its founder, George Washington. Join Mount Vernon for a special ceremony on National Purple Heart Day. The U.S. Army Brass Quintet and the U.S. Army Band will kick off the event with a patriotic musical concert. The ceremony will feature remarks from “General Washington” and other military officials. A special wreathlaying ceremony will take place at the Purple Heart Memorial, located outside the Ford Orientation Center. The event will conclude with a laying of the wreath.

Cost: This event will take place outside of the gates and is free of charge.

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