State Rep. Evan Goyke
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Rep. Goyke Commemorates Purple Heart Day

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in commemoration of Purple Heart Day 2013

By - Aug 7th, 2013 02:46 pm

“The Purple Heart is our nation’s oldest military award created by General George Washington on August 7, 1782. Originally called the ‘Badge of Military Merit,’ the Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to courageous service men and women who have been wounded, killed in action, died as a result of being wounded in combat, victims of friendly fire, killed in an act of terrorism, or otherwise designated by the President of the United States.”

“Today we recognize and honor the recipients of the Purple Heart for their selfless dedication and service in the defense of the United States of America. I encourage everyone to thank a veteran for their service, whether they are a stranger on the sidewalk, a friend, or a family member.  Please also talk to your children or grandchildren about the importance of recognizing those who have served and the vital role they have played in securing and protecting the freedoms we have here at home.”

“On behalf of the State of Wisconsin and the residents of the 18th Assembly District I would like to recognize and thank all veterans and Purple Heart recipients for their military service. We are forever grateful.”

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