House passes Purple Heart Day bill

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

JUNEAU - Alaska would set aside a day each year to honor Purple Heart recipients under a measure that passed the state House on Monday.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom, would designate Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day. She sees the designation as a way to show veterans' appreciation.

Purple Hearts are awarded to service members who are wounded or killed in battle.

The measure now goes to the Senate.

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