Join us at the Belmont Public Library for the 2018 National Purple Heart Day Observance and Recognition Ceremony. Our Guest Speaker will be Belmont resident, Co-Pastor of the All Saints Episcopal Church, U.S .Army Colonel Paul L. Minor, Senior Chaplain, JFHQ MAARNG.
Purple Heart Ceremony
Tuesday, August 7th
10am, Library front steps
The Town of Belmont honors all of our Veterans and their families and fully supports the need to validate our brave men and women of the Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice or suffered injury at the hand of the enemy during combat.
The Purple Heart Medal is specifically a combat decoration and it is our nation’s oldest military medal. It was first created by General George Washington in 1782 and was known as the Badge of Military Merit. We hope that you will join us in honoring and recognizing the sacrifices made by our nation’s Purple Heart Medal Recipients.