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In honor of Purple Heart Day this week, we would like to share how Cooperative Extension and the Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation (WWIA) worked together at a Purple Heart Culinary Event.

From August  3rd through the 6th, spouses of Purple Heart veterans came together in Minneapolis, Minnesota to learn how to prepare, cook, and serve the fish and game their spouses hunt by Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator, Moira Tidball. Moira, who is a Chef and WWIA supporter,  is also the Educator for the Wild Harvest Table program through the Cooperative Extension in the Finger Lakes region.

What was on the menu? Participants prepared pheasant, pheasant vegetable soup and venison cutlets. 

The event also gave the participants the chance to talk with other military spouses who understand the daily challenges of supporting the enduring emotional and physical impact our Purple Heart veterans face.

Purple Heart Culinary Event for Spouses of Military Heroes