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Purple Heart Post

Frisco VFW Post 8273 Designated With Prestigious Honor Of Most Solemn Distinction

Frisco VFW Post 8273 was designated as a Purple Heart Post by a delegation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 542 of Dallas. This award recognizes the Post’s contributions to the community and support for local veterans.

“It was important to Frisco VFW Post 8273 members that we recognize our combat wounded veterans with this designation. While our programs support every veteran regardless of combat service status, the VFW is comprised of veterans who've served in wars overseas, and some of our members were wounded in action in this service,” says Greg Obar, junior vice commander of the Post, and himself a Purple Heart recipient.

The Purple Heart Medal, one of the nation’s oldest awards, is presented to service members who've been injured or killed due to enemy action while serving in the U.S. military. A Purple Heart is a solemn distinction reflecting a person's sacrifices while in the line of duty.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 542 is more than 200 members strong, comprised of Purple Heart recipients in North Texas. They're active throughout the year with activities and fundraising drives with one goal: serving fellow veterans.

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor estimated that more than 1.8 million servicemen and servicewomen have been awarded the Purple Heart. It began as the Badge of Military Merit, established by George Washington on Aug. 7, 1782.

Since 1968, Frisco Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8273, a nonprofit organization, has been providing unique and urgently needed services that improve the lives of veterans,
military personnel and their families all the while supporting positive citizen involvement for the
betterment of Frisco and surrounding communities.