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The City of Twin Falls will host a ‘Purple Heart City’ Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Twin Falls City Park. The community is invited to attend the declaration ceremony, which will honor veterans of the United States military who were killed or wounded in action.
The Twin Falls City Council passed a resolution on Monday, May 2, to declare the city a ‘Purple Heart City’, and to post memorial signs at the five main entrances to the city. Those entrances will include Addison Avenue East; Addison Avenue West; Blue Lakes Boulevard North; Blue Lakes Boulevard South; and Kimberly Road.
The event will include the unveiling of a memorial sign, as well as a moment to remember the wounded and the fallen. Refreshments will be provided for those in attendance.
“We have so many soldiers who fought to protect our rights and our freedoms, and some of them were wounded or paid the ultimate price,” said Tami Billman, event organizer. “This ceremony and the declaration as a Purple Heart City is a small token of our gratitude and appreciation.”