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Johns Creek receives ‘Purple Heart City’ designation

April 28, 2015

Purple Heart CityAll military veterans and Purple Heart recipients are invited to attend the Johns Creek City Council meeting on May 11 as Council will present a resolution proclaiming Johns Creek as a “Purple Heart City.”

As a Purple Heart City, Johns Creek is honoring the sacrifices of those that were either wounded or killed by the action of enemies of the U.S. during war time. There have been more than 1.5 million Purple Hearts awarded.

The City will erect “Purple Heart City” signs underneath existing “Welcome to Johns Creek” signs at the city limits along major thoroughfares as part of the designation. 

The Purple Heart designation is not related to the number of Purple Heart recipients in a particular city. There are nearly 1,000 cities, states and counties that hold the Purple Heart designation.

The Johns Creek Veterans Association will accept the resolution proclaiming Johns Creek as an official Purple Heart City at the May 11 meeting.  The Johns Creek City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m.  May 11 at City Hall, 12000 Findley Road, in City Council chambers on the third floor.

What: City of Johns Creek designated a “Purple Heart City”
When: Monday, May 11, 7 p.m.
Where: Johns Creek City Council Chambers, 12000 Findley Road, City Council chambers, third floor
Who: All are welcome. Military veterans and Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to attend.