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Representative Goyke Commemorates Purple Heart Day 2014

State Rep. Evan Goyke Commemorates Purple Heart Day 2014

By - Aug 7th, 2014 01:35 pm

MADISON – State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in commemoration of Purple Heart Day 2014:

“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. The Purple Heart is our nation’s oldest military award. Originally called the ‘Badge of Military Merit,’ the Purple Heart was created by General George Washington on August 7, 1782.”

“Today I encourage everyone to thank a veteran for their service, whether they are a stranger on the sidewalk, a friend, or a family member. 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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