Officials want coin created for New York's Purple Heart hall

FILE- An Aug. 7, 2007, file photo, the Purple Heart medal is worn by Army PFC Marcus D. LaBadie, 21, of Jamestown, N.Y., during a ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney says he will join other officials Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, N.Y., to announce federal legislation to honor the museum with a commemorative coin. The hall is dedicated to the more than 1.7 million service members who have been awarded the Purple Heart. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2007, file photo, visitors check out Purple Hearts on display at The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, N.Y. Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney says he will join other officials Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the hall to announce federal legislation to honor the museum with a commemorative coin. The hall is dedicated to the more than 1.7 million service members who have been awarded the Purple Heart. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — New York officials want a commemorative coin created for the state's National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney says he will join other officials Wednesday at the hall in New Windsor, about 60 miles north of New York City, to announce federal legislation to honor the museum with a commemorative coin.

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is dedicated to the more than 1.7 million service members who have been awarded the Purple Heart. The hall is located at the camp where Gen. George Washington first awarded the forerunner to the Purple Heart in 1782.

Maloney's announcement is being made on George Washington's birthday.

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