Posted on: July 17, 2017

Wise named Purple Heart County

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Wise County was designated a Purple Heart County at the regular commissioners meeting Monday.


PRESENTATION TO VETERANS – Representatives of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented County Judge J.D. Clark and local veterans with a plaque commemorating the county’s designation as a Purple Heart County. Messenger photo by Kristen Tribe

County Judge J.D. Clark said the designation is designed to encourage year-round respect and appreciation for the sacrifices of the men and women in the U.S. armed forces.

He said the Military Order of the Purple Heart approached county officials about the designation as part of a nationwide effort reaching out to cities, counties and states.

“I think it’s a great thing to do to put a public reminder out there of the sacrifices our neighbors have made,” Clark said, “people we interact with every day, who have been awarded this Purple Heart for valor they’ve shown.”

Commissioners unanimously approved the designation. Wise is only the fifth county in Texas to become a Purple Heart County. Representatives of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented county officials with a plaque commemorating the designation.

Clark immediately presented the plaque to members of the Wise County Veterans Group to be displayed at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Museum in Bridgeport.

View the original Wise County Messenger Article.

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