Rep. Reineke Applauds Passage Of Legislation Creating Ohio Purple Heart Day
SB 239 honors armed services members awarded for their sacrifices
April 27, 2016
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Today State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced that the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 239, which designates August 7 as Ohio Purple Heart Day. The legislation mirrors the federally established National Purple Heart Day.

“Our communities across the state exist today because of the many sacrifices men and women have made serving this country,” Rep. Reineke said. “Recognizing the valor of these patriots all over Ohio is only a small token of appreciation we can give back. We are forever indebted to the most courageous individuals who have earned this honor.”

Passing with a unanimous vote, Senate Bill 239 will make Ohio the 14th state to recognize Purple Heart Day. The Purple Heart Award is given to members of the armed services that have been wounded or killed in combat. Originally created by General George Washington on August 7, 1782, the Purple Heart is our nation’s oldest military medal.

Senate Bill 239 was sponsored by State Senator Jim Hughes (R-Columbus). The bill now goes to Governor Kasich for his signature.

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