Each year on August 7th, Americans pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield, or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces that has been wounded or died as a result of a wound in battle. We now celebrate Purple Heart Day on the anniversary of its inception, August 7th. On this day it is our patriotic duty to remember and recognize those citizens willing to serve our country, no matter the price.
Many Cities and Towns across the nation who have proclaimed themselves as Purple Heart communities will pause in recognition of the service and sacrifice of their local sons and daughters. Their commemoration of Purple Heart Day will be a reminder to all Americans that there is a price for the freedoms we enjoy and honor is due to those who gave their all in defense of those freedoms.
The Town of Ludlow has been a Purple Heart Town since 2014. This is visible as you enter the town. Every entrance into town displays a Purple Heart Sign. Our Town Hall Building, Veterans Memorial, and Selectman's Conference Room also displays the Purple Heart Flag.
Thank you to all who have received the Purple Heart in service to our country.