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Niagara County clerk issues final call for Purple Heart veterans to be included in August ceremony


Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm

Niagara County Public Information Office Press Release 

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county’s Book of Honor at a ceremony to be held Sunday, Aug. 6. Jastrzemski said any Purple Heart veterans (or their family members) who are not currently in the book need to come forward by May 1 to be included in this year’s ceremony.

There are currently more than 345 Niagara County residents listed in the Book of Honor.

“We are very excited for this year’s Purple Heart event and our continuing efforts to honor Niagara County residents who were wounded or killed fighting for our country,” Jastrzemski said. “If a family member knows of a Purple Heart veteran who may have passed, we can work with them to complete the necessary form to ensure their loved one’s legacy is preserved in our Purple Heart Book.

To be included in the Book of Honor and to take part in this year’s event, Purple Heart veterans or their families must complete a short application that can be obtained at https://www.niagaracounty.com/departments/a-f/county_clerk/purple_heart_recipient_list.php.

Those with questions can call the clerk’s office at 716-439-7025 or the Veteran’s Service Agency at 716-438-4090. Jastrzemski said details for the Aug. 6 event will be forthcoming closer to the event.

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