Military Order of the Purple Heart
The Department of Texas maintains a display of all Texans in uniform who have died in the line of duty and received the Purple Heart defending freedom and the right of self determination in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.
The display consists of the photos, names, branch of service, rank and date-of-death mounted on ceramic tiles on ten large wooden panels
The display can be request by Texas chapters for use at qualifying events and activities.
Support the Texas Fallen Heros Memorial Display
Texas A&M University, San Antonio
Texas A&M University, College Station
Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Killeen
West Texas A&M University, Canyon
University of Houston-Victoria
North Texas at Dallas
Read the article detailing House Bill 1591, introduced by Houston Distric 138 State Representative, Dwayne Bohac. Bohac is quoted as saying:
"This bill is not about recognizing these veterans for a medal they received," said Bohac at the committee hearing. "It's about honoring them for what they gave."
1 – 3 June 2017
Residence Inn by Marriott
2020 TX Hwy 26
Grapevine, Texas 76050
Directly across from the Grapevine Mills Mall
By proclamation, on February 21, 2017, Universal City became the latest to declare itself as a Purple Heart city. Read the proclamation.
There have been a number of cities and universities added to the rolls of the Purple Heart "places of late. Most recently, Arlington as added as a Purple Heart City. Grapevine, Springtown, Gun Barrel City, and Abernathy (See article below) were added to the cities category. Parker and Tarrant became Purple Heart Counties. Finally, Texas A&M, San Antonio recently became a Purple Heart University (See article below).