Above: Mike Sater, Neollis Kyriazis, Victor Fuentealba, James Hauger, Annie Brock, Chair of the Harford County Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, Mary Chance, Director of Administration.
From Harford County Government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – Harford County Executive David R. Craig declared Harford County as a Purple Heart Community. Several Purple Heart Veterans along with Annie Brock, Chair of the Harford County Commission on Veterans’ Affairs received a Proclamation from the County Executive.
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.
The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, charted by an Act of Congress is to foster an environment of goodwill among the combat wounded veteran members and their families, promote patriotism, support legislative initiatives and most importantly, make sure we never forget.
“Harford County residents have made the ultimate sacrifice in all of the wars since 1898 and have a number of residents that have been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat,” said Harford County Executive David R. Craig. “The Proclamation is a symbol that Harford County pledges to support those who serve and together we build strong communities.”