Purple Heart Recognition Day

By Shelby Lawrence

Published 08/07 2014 10:03PM

Updated 08/08 2014 12:28AM

Shreveport Bossier honored all Purple Heart recipients today in honor of Purple Heart Recognition Day.

The honor is awarded to members of the armed forces who are wounded or who die while serving.


The ceremony was held at the Caddo Parish Juvenile Justice Department.

Local recipients received a special thank you from the community.

The Purple Heart medal is the oldest military decoration in the world still in use.

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