Ceremony set for National Purple Heart Recognition Day

Show your support for wounded veterans at the National Purple Heart Recognition Day ceremony at 10 a.m. today (Aug. 7) at Purple Heart Park, 300 Main St.

The small, grass and brick park is at the west gate to Main Street.

The award is the oldest military decoration in the world and was first given Aug. 7, 1782 during the Revolutionary War. There are more than 550,000 living Purple Heart recipients.

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