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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: June 15, 2018 04:17 PM
From: Senator Patrick M. Browne
To: All Senate members
Subject: Designating Pennsylvania as a Purple Heart State and August 7th as Purple Heart Day in Pennsylvania
 
I will be introducing a concurrent resolution designating the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Purple Heart state and recognizing August 7th as Purple Heart Day in Pennsylvania.

At least fourteen states across the United States have honored their combat wounded and killed military veterans by proclaiming their states to be Purple Heart states. The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, chartered by an act of Congress, is to foster an environment of goodwill among combat wounded veterans and their families, to promote patriotism, to support legislative initiatives and, most importantly, to ensure that we never forget the sacrifices of veterans killed in action and wounded in combat.

In addition, the Purple Heart Trail was established in 1992, by the Military Order of the Purple Heart to be a symbolic trail throughout all 50 states to commemorate and honor all men and women who have been wounded or killed in combat while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In Pennsylvania, the towns of Water Street to Lewisburg on Route 45, have been designated as part of the Purple Heart Trail.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this concurrent resolution designating the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Purple Heart state and recognizing August 7th as Purple Heart Day in Pennsylvania.



Introduced as SR394