|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
Legislature Acts to Create Annual Purple Heart Day
|Designating Aug. 7 to honor recipients gains unanimous Senate passage|
Posted: March 1, 2010
(Juneau) - The Alaska State Legislature today passed House Bill 274, legislation designating Aug. 7 of every year as Purple Heart Day. The Alaska State Senate approved the bill unanimously. The State House passed the bill unanimously Feb. 8.
Codifying August 7th to honor the brave men and women who’ve earned the medal is the right thing to do, and a small gesture we can make to say thank you for your sacrifice and service.
House Rules Committee Chair Nancy Dahlstrom, R-Eagle River, sponsored the bill, which would codify the date in statute for perpetuity. “State and local leaders do their part annually through citations and proclamations, but codifying August 7th to honor the brave men and women who’ve earned the medal is the right thing to do, and a small gesture we can make to say thank you for your sacrifice and service,” Dahlstrom said.
This legislation offers one more way to honor and recognize our veterans and Purple Heart recipients. There is not enough we can do for them.
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