The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. has been asked to comment on an FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act requirement that tasks the Defense Department to review the Purple Heart’s current eligibility criteria. Specifically, should service members who are injured or killed by acts of violence, regardless of where they are stationed, be eligible for a Purple Heart?

In an update, we discovered a lot of VFW members have yet to take the survey because it’s in a “members only” section of our website that they either didn’t know about or know how to access.  (If you have not yet set up your Members Only access, it’s very simple. You will need your membership number. Follow the instructions and you’ll have your VFW Membership Account activated in a matter of a few minutes!)
Click on the Purple Heart Image (above) to access the “members only” section and the Purple Heart Survey.  Your VFW membership number is required.  Please take the survey before it ends March 31.