Lynchburg, VA (Independent City)
. The origin of the Purple Heart Medal dates to the American Revolution. The medal in use today was established in 1932 and is given to those wounded or killed in time of war. It is estimated that 1.7 million medals have been given out since 1932.
. A time capsule was placed in the monument which was erected by the Military Order of the Purple Heart in 2008. (from Monument Terrace Brochure)