All of the proceeds from this year’s event will go directly to The Military Order of the Purple Heart Idaho Department & Chief Joseph Chapter 509.
Due to the strict requirement for membership, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is one of the smallest veteran’s organizations in the state of Idaho. Moreover, because of the values and commitment to membership as well as all veterans in this great state, they are one of the most active veteran’s service organizations (VSO’s). Every penny raised goes towards helping Idaho veterans and VSO’s.
The Purple Heart City Program to raise awareness of combat wounded veterans, has grown far beyond our original vision; we now have Purple Heart states, Purple Heart cities, counties, colleges, Indian reservations, businesses, and the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery has even been designated as Purple Heart… The Dept. of Idaho and Chief Joseph Chapter 509 were leaders when it came to getting Highway 84 renamed as the Vietnam Veterans Highway. They were also leaders when it came to getting the Idaho section of Highway 20 was designated as a Medal of Honor Highway.
PURPOSE: Our mission is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, and to promote patriotism. Our chapter has 203 members, most of whom are from the Treasure Valley. Our main goal is to provide support for our members, all military veterans and their families in need, as well as military-related organizations throughout Idaho.