Annual Observance Honors Military’s Wounded
The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 524 will recognize wounded heroes of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Friday, August 6, 2021
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall
1145 E. Adams St. – 32202
This event is open to the public. Those who have been awarded the Purple Heart are especially encouraged to attend and be recognized. Following the program, attendees are invited to walk the Purple Heart Trail, a quarter-mile walk from the Veterans Memorial Wall to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena that will be decorated by Navy Wives Daughters in Dixie.
Parking is free and restrooms will be available. For additional information, please contact the Military Affairs and Veterans Department at (904) 255-5550.
About the Purple Heart: The Purple Heart is a military combat award presented to U.S. Armed Forces service members who are wounded in combat, and posthumously to next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. The original award, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by then commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, George Washington, on Aug. 7, 1782.