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Purple Heart Event
August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Purple Heart Event honoring Purple Heart Recipients and their families. The Purple Heart is awarded to military members wounded in action and to the family of those killed in action – “ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL”.
The names of 79 local service members killed in action since 911 will be read in a ceremony starting at noon. The Postmaster will honor Korean War Veterans whose courage and sacrifice resulted in a FREE South Korean nation. VFW Post 10380 will perform the “MISSING MAN CEREMONY” to remember and honor the 530,000 Americans killed while serving their country since the beginning of World War II.
A special thanks to the Korean War Veterans Association and the Fifth Third Community Development Corporation for their financial support of this event.