Pur­ple Heart Award re­cip­i­ents to be hon­ored at Santa Fe cer­e­mony

The Taos News - - SPORTS - – Sub­mit­ted re­port

Pur­ple Heart Award re­cip­i­ents will be hon­ored at a spe­cial Pur­ple Heart Recog­ni­tion Cer­e­mony in Santa Fe on Satur­day (Aug. 25).

Re­cip­i­ents, their fam­ily mem­bers, friends, and the pub­lic are in­vited to at­tend a 10 a.m. cer­e­mony at the Santa Fe Veter­ans Me­mo­rial, 407 Gal­is­teo Street (at the north­east cor­ner of the Bataan Me­mo­rial Build­ing).

The Pur­ple Heart Award is our na­tion’s old­est com­bat dec­o­ra­tion. It is pre­sented to mem­bers of the U.S. Armed Forces who are wounded by an in­stru­ment of war in the hands of the en­emy. It is also awarded posthu­mously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in ac­tion or die of wounds re­ceived in com­bat.

The cer­e­mony is pre­sented by the New Mex­ico De­part­ment of Veter­ans Services, the New Mex­ico Na­tional Guard, the De­part­ment of New Mex­ico Mil­i­tary Or­der of the Pur­ple Heart, Ber­ar­dinelli Fam­ily Funeral Services, and the City of Santa Fe to honor re­cip­i­ents for their sac­ri­fice in ser­vice of our coun­try.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Deanna Anaya at Deanna.

anaya2@state.nm.us or (505)

827-6365 or be­rar­dinel­li­com­mu­nity@gmail.com.

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