MARLBOROUGH – Today, August 6, City of Marlborough Mayor Vigeant, along with State Representatives and members of the City Council, Veterans, and community leaders honored National Purple Heart Day with the installment of a sign designating Marlborough’s status as a Purple Heart City.
What is a Purple Heart City?
An expression of gratitude to the sons and daughters of that community who gave their lives or were wounded in combat defending the freedoms that all Americans enjoy. Any city, county, or entity can become a “Purple Heart” entity.
Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year and is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.
Purple Heart Day is also known as National Purple Heart Day, Purple Heart Recognition Day, and Purple Heart Appreciation Day.
Photo courtesy of City of Marlborough