Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bridgewater To Be Recognized for Purple Heart Community Participation

On February 25, 2014, the Town Council the Town Council passed a resolution designating Bridgewater as a Purple Heart Town. The verbiage of the resolution follows below. Bridgewater has committed to recognizing August 7th each year, as Purple Heart Day, in honor of the men and women who have been wounded or killed serving and protecting America and our freedom. In response to Bridgewater’s continued commitment to our veterans, the Town will be recognized for joining in this effort. A service award will be presented on Thursday, October 16th at 11 AM in the Town Manager’s Office located at 25 South Street in Bridgewater. All are invited to attend.


WHEREAS, the people of the Town of Bridgewater have great admiration and the utmost gratitude for all men and women who have selflessly served their country and this community in the Armed Forces; and;

WHEREAS, Veterans have paid a high price for freedom by leaving their families and communities and placing themselves in harm's way for the good of all; and,

WHEREAS, the contributions and scarifies of the men and women from Bridgewater who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by our citizens; and,

WHEREAS, many men and women in uniform have given their lives while serving in the Armed forces; and,

WHEREAS, our community has a proud tradition of military service and many of our citizens have earned the Purple Heart Medal as a result of being wounded while engaged in combat with an enemy force, construed as a singularly meritorious act of essential service;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Town Council of the Town of Bridgewater hereby proclaims the Town of Bridgewater as a Purple Heart Town honoring the service and sacrifice of our nation's men and women in uniform that were wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans, and that August 7th of each year be recognized as Purple Heart Day.

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