Atlanta City Hall to be illuminated for Purple Heart Day

- Atlanta City Hall will be illuminated Monday night to honor the brave military men and woman who have received the distinguished Purple Heart.

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According to a news release, members of the veterans' community and the Atlanta Commission on Veterans Affairs will gather on the steps of Atlanta City Hall—at the 68 Mitchell Street entrance—at 9 p.m. for the Purple Heart Day event.

The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces that have been wounded or died because of a wound in battle. It's the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members. 

Atlanta became a Purple Heart City on January 5, 2015, joining cities across the nation. The recognition affirmed that Atlanta will forever honor the members of our armed forces and acknowledged the sacrifices of those wounded or killed in the line of duty.

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