Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Honoring Our Purple Heart Veterans
State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, the Gloucester
Veteran Services Office and I would you to invite you to a dedication ceremony
on Saturday, November 17th of the Cape Ann portion of Rt.128 that
has legislatively been designated a Purple Heart Highway. Saturday’s dedication will begin at 11:00AM
and will be held at Gloucester City Hall, followed by a small reception at the
Gloucester House Restaurant at 12:30PM. Invited
guests include local officials, Purple Heart recipients and other members of
the veterans’ community. During the
ceremony the new signs designating the highway will be unveiled.
When: Saturday, November 17th
Where: Gloucester City Hall9 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Earlier this year I filed legislation designating the portion of Rt.128 as a Purple Heart Highway as a result of a home rule petition passed by the Gloucester City Council and approved by Mayor Carolyn Kirk. The legislation, which was co-sponsored by Representative Ferrante, was signed into law by Governor Patrick on August 16th.
The Cape Ann section of Rt.128, which begins at Grant Circle and extends to East Main Street, now joins with transportation elements in 45 states across the country that collectively comprise the National Purple Heart Trail System. The name of the system stems from the Purple Heart Medal that honors members of the United States military who were wounded or killed in service to the nation.
Designating the Cape Ann portion of Rt.128 further honors them for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of this great nation.
Saturday’s event is open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
Posted by Bruce Tarr at 12:05 PM
Labels: Purple Heart Highway