Last week, the city of Cumming, GA proudly became a city stop on the Purple Heart trail.
The honorary designation was received from Joe LaBranche of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Cumming City Council voted unanimously to approve the proclamation.
Purple Heart medals are given only to soldiers who were wounded or killed in combat and is the oldest known US military decoration still in use. Originally called the Badge of Merit, the award was established by George Washington in 1782.
The city of Cumming, and of course Forsyth County as a whole, appreciates and honors its active military families and veterans. I believe that this designation stresses the importance of this to all.
While speaking to the council Mr. LaBranche said, “At one time I believe just about everybody in the United States knew a Purple Heart recipient, but many of our young are oblivious to its meaning. This proclamation may help them learn the meaning of the Purple Heart.”
Freedom is not free! So, I hope that Mr. LaBranche is correct and that the awarded designation serves to bring attention to an honor which is often times forgotten.
I specialize in Real Estate sales in the following Forsyth County, North Fulton County and East Cobb cities: Cumming, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Milton, and Roswell. Other areas are serviced by request.