Military Order of the Purple Heart

Fort Lowell
Chapter 442
Tucson, Arizona

Next Meeting: May Meeting is Cancelled

     All MOPH Meetings are cancelled until further notice.

     Meetings: Meetings are at 5:00PM  in the Community Room, Arizona State Veterans Home, Bldg 1, 555 E. Ajo Way, Tucson adjacent to the VA Hosp grounds.

      2020 Memorial Day Ceremony:  Tucson City Parks are closed until Jun 8th.  We will not be holding our traditional Memorial Day Ceremony at Purple Heart Park. In lieu of Chapter 442's annual Memorial Day ceremony at Purple Heart Park the City of Tucson helped produced this video about Memorial Day at Purple Heart Park. Patriot Mike-Rosie Dyer & Patriot Frank Giroux are interviewed for the video. You can view the 2020 Memorial Day Address by our Americanism Officer, Frank Giroux. 

     Department of Arizona Convention: The Department Convention will be held by Zoom video/phone on May 30.  Dial-in and computer log-in info will be provided soon.

     Department & Region VI Patriot of the Year: Patriot John Moore, adjutant of Chapter 442 has been selected as the Department of Arizona MOPH Patriot of the Year and also as the Region VI MOPH Patriot of the Year. Congratulations

     Department of Arizona MOPH Fundraiser: Patriotic calendar/firearms raffle to raise funds for department operations go on sale Sep 1st. $50 per calendar includes chance to win a different firearm EACH and every week. If your calendar serial number matches Saturday's AZ Pick 3 - you WIN! To order a calendar go to url:

     Arizona Veterans of Distinction Nominees: Chapter 442 members, Bob Asbell & John Moore received Certificates of Congressional Recognition from Senator Martha McSally for nomination as a Veteran of Distinction for Arizona. Congratulations!

     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 "Military Order of 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!