Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Heraldry in the News!

There's a neat little item over at http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/who-made-that-purple-heart/ today (Wednesday, May 25, 2011) that gives in just a few paragraphs the history and design of the U.S. military award of the Purple Heart.  (The lady who redesigned the Purple Heart in 1932 also designed the Distinguished Flying Cross, among other things.)

Why do I care about this little article?  Because in addition to the bust of George Washington (who, it notes, originally instituted the award), but his coat of arms.  (Both on the front - in color - and on the reverse.)

Once again, heraldry in action!

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