Military Order of the Purple Heart

Fort Lowell
Chapter 442
Tucson, Arizona

Next Meeting: Sep 16

Meetings: Meetings are at 5:00PM  in the Community Room, Arizona State Veterans Home, Bldg 1, 555 E. Ajo Way, Tucson on the VA Hosp ground. Note: No meeting in June, July or August.

     3:00 PM Aug 7th at the Arizona State Veterans Home community room is a ceremony to Honor the Purple Heart Recipients that are residents in the home. Most are WWII veterans. The chapter will present the honorees with a PH challenge coin and PH cup.

     5:00 PM August 7th at the Arizona State Veterans Home community room Chapter 442 will present checks to various organizations that assists veterans with PTSD/Disablities. These donations are from the monies we raised at the Purple Heart Classic. Organizations receiving checks are:
      See4Vets (suicide prevention course for vets at Pima College)
      TVSV Stand-down (Veterans Homeless Program)
      Find your Fins (swimming program for vets with PTSD/disabilities)
      Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (program for PTSD/disabilities):
      Healing Waters: (fly fishing as therapy for PTSD/disabilities)
      Veterans Dental - SMILE (dental program for vets without dental)
      1-Veterans Foundation (service dogs for veterans with PTSD/disabilities)
      Boulder Quest: (PTSD treatment retreat)
      Women Warriors (assistance program for female veterans)
      Veterans Toastmasters (improve communication skills for veterans)
      Purple Mt. Institute (PTSD counseling for Veterans)
      PGA Hope (golfing program for veterans w/disabilities)
      Honor Flight (send WWII vets to DC)
      AZ State Veterans Home (welfare of residents)


     The 2020 Purple Heart Golf Classic will be held on Saturday April 4th. More Information is on the Purple Heart Classic page.

     Our 23rd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Purple Heart Park was held on May 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Purple Heart Park. Go to the Memorial Day link for details. A special thanks goes to the 162nd Tactical Fighter Wing, the University of Arizona "Pride" Alumni Band, the City of Tucson Department of Parks & Recreation, Ward 4 City of Tucson, the local Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts Troops, & the Rita Ranch Neighborhood Association for their support in assisting with the ceremony. Thank you to the Tucson community for your attendance at the ceremony. 

     The Purple Heart Golf Classic was held Saturday March 30th 2019 at the Omni Tucson National.  Thank you to Empower Coalition, our title sponsor, and to all of the individuals/businesses that donated to the tournament.  We raised $80,000.00 this year.   Funds raised will support veterans' needs in Tucson and the Southern Arizona community. In the past 4 years Chapter 442 donated about $300,000.00 to programs that assist veterans in dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, rehabilitation, disabilities and homelessness.

Fort Lowell Chapter 442, Tucson, Arizona 

Welcome:  to Chapter 442 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Tucson, Arizona.

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.

The Purple Heart

The organization known as the "Military Order of the Purple Heart," was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.

Donations Appreciated!