Some Gave All, All Gave Some

Military Order of the Purple Heart Volusia County Chapter 316 is a 501 (c) (19), EIN 59-2861840, Veteran Service Organization located in Daytona Beach, Volusia County. We are an all volunteer organization comprised of over 100 active members to include Life Members who are recipients of the Purple Heart and Associate Members who are direct relatives of Life Members.

Florida is presently comprised of 20 active chapters with over 2,980 members.

Nationwide MOPH has 46,000 Members and 478 Chapters.

Our mission is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among Combat Wounded Veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all Veterans and their families in East Central Florida.

Please come out and join us at our monthly Chapter meetings that are all about learning, camaraderie, and the business of helping Veterans and their families within our community.

photo by Rod Phillips

OUR BASE CAMP VFW POST 3282

5810 South Williamson Blvd.

Port Orange

MEETINGs

1st Saturday of the Month

1: 30 PM

All Veterans Welcome

ABOUT THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART

The Military Order of the Purple Heart is unique among all veteran service organizations in that our membership is comprised entirely of combat veterans who were wounded in action. The MOPH Volusia County Chapter 316 was chartered on August 22, 1986 and is comprised of within the geographic region central East Florida.

The State of Florida has one of the largest military and veteran populations and our chapter membership, includes veterans of all branches of military service and conflicts in the state, as well as their families.

OUR CHARTER

Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.

MEMBERSHIP

All persons of good moral character who are awarded the Purple Heart Medal by the Government of the United States and are Active Duty or have Honorable or General discharge are eligible for active membership in the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Please note that the MOPH does not have posthumous memberships. Only living Purple Heart Recipients are eligible for membership.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Associate Membership is available to a parent, spouse, sibling, lineal or adopted descendant (child, grandchild or great-grandchild) of either a living or deceased Purple Heart recipient (evidence of the award of the Purple Heart and the relationship must be submitted with the application). As an Associate Member you may participate in the meetings and functions, voice your opinion on initiatives. You may not hold office or vote. If the Purple Heart Recipient is living, the recipient must be a member in-good-standing and he/she must sign the application to acknowledge the relationship and consent for the membership.

AUXILIARY

Mothers, wives, widows, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, adopted daughters, and direct lineal female descendants regardless of age or date of birth are eligible to join the Auxiliary. The Mission is to support the organization, light the path the patriot, by being there for them, always remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, caring for their families and revering the sacrifices they have made to preserve the freedoms we so enjoy as Americans. To join, membership of the Patriot must be verified through certified evidence of the Purple Heart Award.

46,000 Members+..........478 Chapter Nationwide

CHARTERED

AUGUST 22, 1986

PURPLE HEART COUNTY ON NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY 2018

L-R Commander Willie Harvey and Sr. Vice Commander Rod Phillips receive the Proclamation from the Volusia County Council

L-R LAMOPH Flo Smith, Americanism Officer/Past Commander Don Smith and Sr. Vice Commander Rod Phillips enjoying the huge turnout from many Patriots for the Purple Heart County Ceremony on National Purple Heart Day 2018

CLICK ABOVE PICS PHOTOS/VIDEO BY: KEN ENGLISH

MOPH is proud to support the adoption of the Veteran's Creed. It is an expression of the values and traits each member of the military learns through their service and sacrifice for their country and which are carried forward in service to the communities in which they live and work after leaving the military. We are honored to join General Casey and our fellow Veteran Service Organizations in adopting the Veteran’s Creed,” said Neil Van Ess, Past MOPH National Commander.

Department of Florida

Military Order of the Purple Heart 2018-19

"Runner Up Chapter of the Year"

07/3/2020

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