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MOPH Chapter 177

Legislative Endeavor "Purple Heart Recognition Day"

Shoulder to Shoulder with Gov. Jindal
VA Monthly Site Inspections Ordered - Hospital, Clinics and Mental Health Facilities
Letter from Secretary of Veterans Affairs David LaCerte
Patriot of the Year - Richard O'Brien
MOPH Chapter 177 Fun Raising - October, 2013
Veterans Health Care & Veterans Benefits Briefings 25 Oct 2013
Legislative Endeavor "Purple Heart Recognition Day"
Burial Allowances Available to Veterans
Purple Heart Day Aug. 7, 2013
Kenilworth 4th of July Parade.
Why Are Veterans Waiting Years on Appeal?:
The Purple Heartbeat Newsletter for June 2013
Claims Backlog Begins to Shrink
Presentation - First Responder Award
MOPH Award
Cpl. Joseph Fontenot Plaque Presentation
2014 Cost of Living Adjustment
VA Claims Backlog Milestone
Senate Passes COLA for Vets
Veterans Cemetery Ceremony at Camp Villere 12/05/12
2012 Guide to Constitutional Amendments
Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Purple Heart Day
Stolen Valor Act
Homestead Exemption for Spouse
Hero Poster
Governor Jindal Announces New Legislative Proposals
Sequestration Cuts
Vietnam Veterans and Their Families
OPM: Reservists can not be denied
Schedule a Burial and Benefits
Port Hudson Dedication
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
Patriot of the Year
History of the Purple Heart
MOPH 177 Roster
The Training Course for Filing for Benefits from National
VA Benefits - State and Federal
Laws Concerning Veteran Benefits
Photos of Events


Our Legislative Endeavor for this year (2013-14) will be to have “Purple Heart Day” made into a law for the State of Louisiana.  I have a sponsor for the bill. Representative John Bel-Edwards. John is an x-Army Ranger and has been very helpful with all our past legislation. The bill will read as follows:
 “The seventh day of August, to be known as Purple Heart Recognition Day, shall be observed in the State as a working holiday. Purple Heart Day is dedicated to the Remembrance and Recognition of those members of the armed forces of the United States who have earned the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in combat.”
Please contact your local Representative to support this bill in the upcoming legislative year. I will keep you posted when the bill is assigned a number.
Hopefully, this will give Purple Heart the recognition it deserves.
Rick O’Brien