“Purple Heart Trail” – Highways and Bridges Honor Purple Heart Legacy

http://www.purpleheart.org/PHTrail/Default.aspx  Quote from this site…

What is the Purple Heart Trail?

The purpose of the Purple Heart Trail is to create a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments that give tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.
The Purple Heart Trail accomplishes this honorary goal by creating a visual reminder to those who use the road system that others have paid a high price for their freedom to travel and live in a free society. Signs placed at various locations annotate those roads and highways where legislation has been passed to designate parts of the national road system as The Purple Heart Trail. The actual format and design of the signs varies from state to state. There are currently designated sections in 45 states as well as Guam.

During our journey across America and into Florida, we have seen so many symbols and honors for veterans, showing the patriotism of all Americans and legacy of veterans of all wars.   It is a compelling statement of support for all who served in the Armed Forces and loved ones who served too.  While driving on Hwy 27 from Orlando to the Ft. Meyers area we noticed the “Purple Heart Trail” described above.  This is a nationwide non-profit fund raising effort to name roads, bridges, and trails all over America to honor the legacy of those who received a Purple Heart for injuries while serving in combat.  You can help support this noble cause by clicking the above website and learning more about the program and how to help in your own state, county, or local government jurisdictions.


Steve Sparks
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

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