Posted: Oct. 19, 2012
At the next City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 22, Mayor JoAnn M. Faiella will issue a proclamation declaring Port St. Lucie to be a Purple Heart City.
The declaration will be the city’s official recognition of U.S. military veterans who were awarded the Purple Heart medallion after being injured while defending freedom around the world.
As a Purple Heart City, Port St. Lucie will keep a list of its residents who have earned the award, officially recognizing their sacrifice and promoting community awareness.
“The people of Port St. Lucie are very supportive of all our military veterans,” Mayor Faiella said. “This proclamation is just a small ‘thank you’ to the ones who made the greatest sacrifices for our nation.”
Established by General George Washington in 1782, the Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who have been wounded or killed in combat with a declared enemy of the United States. The Florida Legislature designated Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day statewide.
Monday’s Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Port St. Lucie City Hall. For more information about the Purple Heart program, call (772) 871-5159.
For more information, contact:
City of Port St. Lucie