More than 90,000 people in the United States are currently in need of organ transplants --7,000 in the Greater New York Metro area alone. Each day, they wait and they pray along with their loved ones that they’ll be able to have a second chance at life.
The recall of millions of hazardous toys from major manufacturers has worried many parents and made it difficult and confusing for them to find information to protect their kids. Most of the recalled toys were made in China and contain dangerous levels of lead and/or have small pieces that can pose choking hazards for young children.
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located at the site of General Washington’s Revolutionary War encampment in New York’s historic Hudson Valley -- the very same site that General Washington created the Purple Heart Award to honor those who sacrificed for the cause of freedom.
I am pleased to join with the Hall of Honor in encouraging New York’s Purple Heart recipients share their stories of gallantry and sacrifice so that they may be included in the Hall’s records, displays and exhibits.