Military Order

 of the

Purple Heart


    Texas Capital Chapter 1919

   Austin, Texas

Last Updated 4-1-2017


Commander: John Augustine

Chapter Officers


Review this Mission Statement to see what we do to support our veterans and how you can help. Review also a few of the many projects we undertake for this mission in the projects section on this page.

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Our April meeting will be held in Sun City on Saturday April 22nd at 11:00 AM followed by our first annual Chili Cook Off at 12:30 (RAIN OR SHINE). This meeting will also be our annual election so plan to attend. We will be presenting a track chair to one of our members. Then stick around for the chili judging and tasting with some really good entertainment. You will enjoy the sounds of a live band "Back In Stride" playing Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops and others from the 60's. Get your tickets now from a staff member or online from our web site FLYER.
The Purple Heart Chili Cook-Off contestants and volunteers will meet April 10th at Noon, at the Cook Walden Funeral home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown 78628.  We will discuss what still needs to be accomplished. We will go over the rules and regulations for making 2 1/2 gallons of chili per group.  Lunch will be provided for you so that we can get as much implemented as we can. Please e-mail Ted if you will be attending it's essential we have your ideas and man power for the event.
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Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 Open House honoring mustangs and veterans at Mustang Heritage Foundation, 870 CR 156, Granger, TX 76530. Come meet the newest group of veterans completing the mustang training program.
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Thursday, March 30 at 7 PM till 8 PM book signing at Book People at 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin 78703 for MJ Hegar's new book "Shoot Like A Girl". If you met Mary at our George Washington's Party you already know this dynamic lady has a real story.
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Wheelers For The Wounded (WFTW) is having their annual weekend event on May 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM until 7:00 PM at Hidden Falls in Marble Falls. They have invited all Purple Heart members to enjoy at day with trail riding, music, food, and speakers. WFTW conducts fund events to assist our Chapter 1919 getting toys for Purple Santa, they are great partners. We will serve lunch to the crowd so come out to help and enjoy the day. For more details check HERE.   
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Carry The Load Relay team Walk Across America will have an event on Friday May 26 at 8:00 AM at the Williamson Co. Courthouse, 710 S. Main, Georgetown, TX. MOPH 1919 will serve coffee. For more details check HERE.
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Carry The Load Relay team Walk Across America will have an event on Friday May 26 at 8:00 AM at the Williamson Co. Courthouse, 710 S. Main, Georgetown, TX. MOPH 1919 will serve coffee. For more details check HERE.
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The Purple Heart Memorial Day Honor Flight is locked on for May 28-29; they are planning on attending the 149th National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday May 29th. This flight is for Purple Heart recipients from WWII, Korea and Viet Nam; those who have not been on an Honor Flight before. Help us find Korean and Viet Nam War Purple Heart recipients from our 14 surrounding counties.  Out of boundary exceptions may be made on a case by case basis based on space availability. They need applications filled out and mailed to Honor Flight by Apr 15, 2017. Go to:  and at the very top, write in “Memorial Day Flight”. The flight is complete but there is a waiting list for replacements.
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Georgetown is dedicating a Purple Heart sign in The Rock driveway to surprise Heidi and honor Hoppe and all Purple Heart veterans and all our veterans February 21st at 5 PM, 2050 Rock Ride Lane, Georgetown Texas 78626. The mayor will read a decree honoring all of them.
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Our annual George Washington’s Birthday Dinner Party at the Austin Club is February 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Get your Reservations and check sent today, see the newsletter for the mail-in form. In addition to the great food, our staff has some exciting entertainment planned. Reminder for those not attending in the past, the Austin Club has a coat and tie requirement.
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Check "Breaking News" and “Other Scheduled Events” on the web site frequently for additional information on these events and our many upcoming events.

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Military Order of the Purple Heart
Chapter 1919




  Date: April 22, 2017, 11AM


  Location: Legacy Hills Pavilion in Sun City


Program: Meeting and Annual Elections AND first annual Chili Cookoff


Other Scheduled Events




Milton Carr, Adjutant

Chapter 1919, Military Order of the Purple Heart

5114 Balcones Woods Dr., Suite 307 #175

Austin, Texas 78759-5212



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Texas Capital Chapter 1919, Military Order of the Purple Heart, takes the lead with projects, in addition to our permanent Purple Santa Program, that are supportive of America’s currently deployed military, veterans of all wars, veterans’ families, and community youth sports; and acts in concert with other organizations that share these worthy objectives.  Projects are limited in scope only by the resources available and donations are always welcome.  Chapter 1919 pledges to apply 100 percent of contributions received to the project designated. We believe that these projects support the needs of veterans and provide maximum use of your support. Review the overview provided for our current initiatives and please support them.

MOPH 1919 Veteran Support Projects

Assist Needy Veterans

MOPH 1919 provides  assistance to Veterans and families in need  with emergency situations within the Chapters means.
American Widow Project
This dedicated organization provides support for Widows and Widowers whose spouses died as a result of wounds received in combat. MOPH 1919 assists them by providing our resources to support and establish benefits available to them.
Fallen Soldiers Project
The American Fallen Soldiers Project is a non-profit patriotic venture of the artist Phil Taylor. He prepares and presents portraits to the families of fallen soldiers.

Freedom Flyers


Freedom Flyers has two World War II war-birds in its fleet. They are the P51-Mustang and the Navy AT-6. These

war-birds are flown at air show and aviation events around the country and provides World War II veterans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in these legendary aircraft. MOPH Chapter 1919 identifies WWII veterans for these local flights.


Purple Heart Golf Tournament
MOPH 1919 with very much support from the Mustang Heritage Foundation sponsors a golf tournament at River Place Country Club in September. This promises to be a very enjoyable and beneficial event.
Home Depot Veteran Support
MOPH 1919 identifies “Veterans”, to receive a home fix up from Home Depot. Several local veterans have been recipients of this generous donation of time and materials.
Honor Flight Austin
MOPH 1919 established (DBA) Honor Flight Austin to fund flights for local WWII Veterans to Washington, D. C., in order for them to visit their Memorials.

See the photo presentation from Austin Honor Flight's first flight June 2012, see the link at bottom of link on left.
Mustang Heritage Foundation The Mustang Heritage Foundation hosts the Mustang Mentors for Veterans.
Mustang Mentors for Veterans
MOPH 1919 with very much support from the Mustang Mentors for Veterans sponsors a Purple Heart Golf Tournament at River Place Country Club in September. This promises to be a very enjoyable and beneficial event.
 Red, White & Bike
MOPH 1919 identifies “Little Heroes”, children of "Wounded Warriors" between the ages of 4 through 12 to receive brand new bicycles from this outstanding organization.

Trinity Oaks


Trinity Oaks uses hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. Trinity Oaks offers these opportunities to help veterans adapt to life back home through activities spending time outdoors.


Wheelers for the Wounded
Wheelers for the Wounded Texas is a wonderful non-profit organization that Chapter 1919 partners with to provide wounded warriors access to their off-road adventures. Wheelers also provides toys for the hundreds of children attending the Purple Santa Christmas program at Ft. Hood sponsored jointly by the Wheelers and Chapter 1919.


Last Updated 4-1-2017

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