Monday, January 6, 2014

Winston County - A Purple Heart Community

The Winston County Supervisors signed a declaration on Monday making Winston County a Purple Heart Community. The designation recognizes the local recipients of the medal. The Purple Heart medal is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving within the U.S. military. Its origins go back to George Washington.

The City of Louisville is also expected to approve a similar declaration in its meeting on Tuesday evening.
Terry Kelly, local VA Representative displays the
proclamation signed by Winston County Supervisors and
a Purple Heart of a local veteran on Monday