The U.K. has had the world’s highest number of Purple Heart winners since World War II, and a recent survey shows the number of Americans with the medal has dropped in recent years.
While some have blamed the decline on better training and better equipment, some families have also attributed the decline to more social stigma.
The Royal British Legion said this week it is asking all of its members to stop donating to the Purple Heart and other veterans’ charities.
The Legion said it’s a difficult decision to make, but one that many in the U-K.
have been struggling with.
“We know from experience that the Purple Hearts are one of the most respected and valued symbols of our armed forces and that it is our duty to give back,” Legion President David Whelan said in a statement.
The Purple Heart is awarded to veterans who have been wounded in battle.
It was created in 1946 by the British and granted to the U, K. and N. countries in response to the Korean War.
The medal is given to veterans for their “displays of valor, courage and self-sacrifice in the defense of British and allied interests.”
The Legion, which has been at the forefront of the effort to promote veterans’ health care, has been working to make the medal available to American veterans for many years.
The program has been successful in helping some veterans, such as former New Mexico Gov.
is also working to help the UK. and other countries.
In April, the organization announced it will give away 500,000 Purple Hearts to veterans.
Last year, the Legion said the program had been helping about 4,500 veterans per year.
The organization said in April that the number had increased to more than 9,500 annually.