Create Your Own Badge of Military Merit

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site


 During Memorial Day weekend, in honor of those who serve(d) in the US Military, come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, and create your own Badge of Military Merit. General George Washington, while headquartered in Newburgh, created the Badge of Military Merit on August 7th, 1782. The Badge, the first award of its kind to honor enlisted personnel, evolved into the Purple Heart, an award given today to military personnel, officers and enlisted, wounded or killed in the defense of our country.

This craft opportunity is free with admission, which includes a guided tour of the historic Headquarters and the freedom to explore the Museum, including the two new exhibits, George Washington: Perspectives on His Life and Legacy, and The Defense of the Hudson. 

The grounds, Museum and historic Hasbrouck House are open on Wednesday through Saturday from 11am until 5pm and Sunday from 1pm until 5pm.  For additional information, call 845-562-1195.


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