- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) - The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor has closed for two months as the site undergoes a delayed expansion project.

The hall located at the New Windsor State Historic Site near West Point closed its doors May 20 as it undergoes a $2 million renovation that will essentially replace all the existing exhibits honoring service members who have been killed or wounded in combat.

The hall draws thousands of visitors each year. It’s owned and operated by the Palisades Park Commission in conjunction with the state parks office.

Hall of Honor officials say the start of the renovations was delayed last year while the funds for the project were raised.

It’s scheduled to reopen Aug. 7, which is Purple Heart Appreciation Day.

Gen. George Washington awarded the precursor to the Purple Heart at New Windsor in 1782.

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