Oneida Designated a Purple Heart County

Purple Heart SaluteUTICA, July 10, 2013 – The Oneida County Legislature today unanimously approved legislation designating Oneida County as a Purple Heart County, following the lead of Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland counties, reports Post 229 member Joe Fraccola, who is senior vice commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart's Department of New York.

"A ceremony will be held on National Purple Heart Day, August 7, 2013 in Utica's Purple Heart Memorial Park, starting at 6 p.m., to present the official signed and stamped resolution," he said. "Thank you to all that helped make this happen."