CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County held a ceremony to honor the county’s Purple Heart recipients and recognize its declaration as a “Purple Heart County.” The ceremony was held at the Veterans Memorial Wall, in front of the county’s Historic 1917 Courthouse.
The Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution designating Chesterfield County as a “Purple Heart County” at its Feb. 28 Board of Supervisors meeting. The resolution recognizes and honors the service and sacrifice of men and women who were recipients of the Purple Heart Medal during their military service.
Chesterfield County joins nearly 1,500 other local governments nationally that have adopted resolutions or proclamations to designate Purple Heart localities. A number of states also have been designated as Purple Heart States, including the Commonwealth of Virginia, with the General Assembly‘s approval of Senate Joint Resolution No.101 in February 2016.