Purple Heart Bookmark

SKU 27667

This bookmark displays a genuine U.S. postage stamp in original unused condition in a protective plastic mount to retain the value of the stamp. This stamp was issued May 30, 2003 to honor those who have received this “Badge for Military Merit.”

In 1782, General George Washington created this Badge of Military Merit made of purple silk and silver thread, and fashioned into a heart shape. With this badge Washington established a policy of formal recognition of soldiers’ heroic contributions, rather than recognizing only officers’ actions. In 1932, this award became the Purple Heart displaying George Washington’s profile.

Bookmark is 5.5” W x 8” H with a 3.5” black ribbon tassel.

Also see our Purple Heart ornament and The Medal with a Heart book.