- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) - The Hudson Valley historic site that honors American military personnel awarded the Purple Heart medal will shut down later this year for a $2 million expansion.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1tFoRH9 ) that the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor will close in early autumn to start the renovation. Plans call for re-opening on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

The Purple Heart Hall opened seven years ago at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, near West Point.

Andy Komonchak is executive director of the not-for-profit organization that supports the hall’s mission of commemorating the sacrifices of America’s servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat. His group is raising $2 million for expanding the venue.

The additions will include a Purple Heart Hall of Fame exhibit and high-end electronic displays.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com