The Town of Watertown will celebrate being recognized as a Purple Heart Community.
Veteran’s Services Officer Mark Comeiro announced that the town will receive the recognition this week, and the ceremony marking the honor will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in front of Town Hall.
“Watertown will be recognized as A Purple Heart Community and we will honor all Watertown residents who are Purple Heart Recipients and families of deceased Purple Heart recipients,” Comeiro said.
The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families, Comeiro said.
Recipients and families of deceased recipients will gain acknowledgement and recognition for their bravery and their Service to our Country.
The public is invited to attend the Purple Heart Ceremony, Comeiro said. This ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes.