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2016 White House Ornament, George Washington: Order of the Purple Heart & Liberation of Boston, Special Price if Ordered without Stand
2016 White House Christmas Ornament: George Washington


 
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The first ornament of the White House Gift Shop was placed on the White House Tree by an on-duty member of the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division. decades later, this collection often referred to as the original White House Secret Service collection by discerning collectors and gift givers is globally prized, traded, collected, displayed, and given one generation to the next.

Each Year the Only Original and Official White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by Permanent Presidential Memorandum and Members of Secret Service Uniformed Division Creates Two Ornaments that Depict through Historical Presidential Actions the Powers of the President of the United States of Significance to all Americans and to American History. In 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office Granted Primary and Exclusive Trademarks to the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 in Our 70th Anniversary Year. From 1946 with Our Origins in the Basement of the White House to 2016 and Beyond — We Look Forward to Creating New, Significant, and Relevant Commemoratives of American Presidential Moments for Your Collection and Gift Giving.


The 2016 George Washington Commemorative

represents

Power of the President as Commander in Chief



GEORGE WASHINGTON

ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART &

THE LIBERATION OF BOSTON IN BACKGROUND


Frame and Border is Based on Motifs from Mirrors in the White House, Portrait Commissioned by John Hancock is Preserved in Sealed Heirloom Dome, Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army with Hand Suggestive of Placement Over His Heart, Ribbon for Tree Display, Handcrafted in the USA by the Official White House Ornament Maker, Ribbon for Tree Display, Approximately 3.4" High and 3" Wide with Full Colors, Seals of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Washington's Badges including Replica Image of the Badge for Military Merit which became the Purple Heart Medal, Excerpt on Reverse from Washington's Order Creating the Badge of Merit, Completely Finished in in 24-Karat Gold on Heirloom Nickel Plated Premium Brass, History Card Included




On August 7,1782, Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, in his general orders announced the "Badge for Military Merit" comprised of a heart-shaped decoration of purple silk, edged with silver binding and stitched with the word Merit in silver upon its face. Washington's "Purple Heart" was awarded to only three soldiers for "singularly meritorious action." Moreover, the wearer of the badge was permitted to pass guards and sentinels "without challenge." Following the Revolutionary War, Washington's purple heart was largely forgotten and its official registry, "The Book of Merit" was lost. In 1927, General Summerall, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, submitted an unsuccessful draft bill to Congress to revive the Merit Badge. General Douglas MacArthur, however, took the cause to reinstate the medal for the bicentennial of George Washington's 200th birthday with success: On February 22, 1932, the U.S. War Department created the "Order of the Purple Heart" with new features including a bust of Washington and his coat of arms. The "Order of the Purple Heart" with its unique provenance is the oldest decoration for military merit and is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who have been killed, wounded in action against an enemy, or who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war.


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George Washington Order of the Purple Heart February 24, 2017
Reviewer: GARY L JORDAN from FORT WORTH, TX United States  
The George Washington Order of the Purple Heart, is a beautiful piece, I chose it without the stand so that it can hang with the other Christmas Ornaments of the White House.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ORNAMENT January 5, 2017
Reviewer: Lisa Delaney from Cheshire, CT United States  
WAS A GIFT FOR MY MOM AND SHE WAS THRILLED

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2016 White House Ornament December 30, 2016
Reviewer: Anne Porowski from Chicago, IL United States  
Beautiful!  Arrived on time and as described.

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White House Ornament December 7, 2016
Reviewer: Florence Ashby from Tallahassee , FL United States  
This year's White House ornament is one of the most beautiful of the many lovely ones which have proceeded it.  This is a great addition to my collection.

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Love these White House Christmas Ornaments! December 5, 2016
Reviewer: Pauline Ramprasad from Burke, VA United States  
I have been collecting them every year (and also buying them as gifts) since I discovered them in the nineties.  Now that I have become a U.S. citizen, I value them even more.  Excellent quality and workmanship.

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