In an ongoing effort to recognize the contributions of Veterans, Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce the introduction of Senate Concurrent Resolution 159 (SCR 159) which would declare August 7, 2016 as Purple Heart Day in the State of California. As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee and appointee to the Governor’s Military Council, Senator Janet Nguyen is honored to join Senator Mike Morrell, author of SCR 159, in bringing forth a resolution that seeks to recognize the brave sacrifices made by honorable men and women in uniform.
“The selfless display of bravery exhibited by Purple Heart Medal recipients deserves to be recognized by all Californians. Given their immeasurable sacrifice, it is only fitting that we designate a day in honor of the heroic efforts of servicemembers who have been killed or wounded in action,” said Senator Janet Nguyen.
Prior to her tenure at the California State Senate, Senator Nguyen was already committed to efforts that recognize Purple Heart Medal recipients. In 2013, as an Orange County Supervisor, Senator Nguyen spearheaded the designation of Orange County as a “Purple Heart County”. Thanks to her advocacy all 34 cities in Orange County today are designated as“Purple Heart Cities”, in honor of the brave recipients of that award living throughout the Orange County.
“The Purple Heart Medal is symbolic of one of the greatest sacrifices a person can make for their country. With this understanding, I have worked for many years to bring attention to the brave men and women who have been worthy of this honor,” said Senator Janet Nguyen. “August 7th will be a day to remind Purple Heart Medal recipients, their families and all Californians that our state is home to exemplary men and women whose display of courage will not soon be forgotten.”
Senate Concurrent Resolution 159 is expected to garner bipartisan support following its introduction.