Statement by Secretary of Defense on National Purple Heart Day

Statement by Secretary of Defense on National Purple Heart Day

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III on National Purple Heart Day

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The US Department of Defense released the following statement:

On this National Purple Heart Day, let us pause to honor those who have suffered wounds or who have made the ultimate sacrifice in combat.

Their willingness to hazard themselves and the scars some still bear for it — seen and unseen — serve as testament to their courage and sense of duty.

Purple Heart Day also reminds us of the high cost of war: the price to be paid by brave men and women and the burden that is laid at our feet, as a nation, to care for them and their families.

To every recipient of the Purple Heart and their loved ones, we humbly offer our gratitude and our admiration. We will not forget our debt to you.

About Marty Smith 10936 Articles
Marty Smith is the Editor in Chief and a founder of STL.News, DirectSourceNews.org, and St. Louis Restaurant Review. As Editor in Chief, Smith is responsible for the content posted on the network with the help of the publishing team, which is located around the globe. Additionally, Smith is responsible for building a network of aggregator sites to manage the content involving thousands of sources.