State Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation Designating Georgia “Purple Heart State”

ATLANTA (March 3, 2014) | Today, Sen. Ed Harbison (D- Columbus), Chairman of the Senate Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, led the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 276 which would proclaim Georgia a “Purple Heart State.”

“The Purple Heart decoration is held in high regard as a true testament to our service men and women who so gallantly served these United States,” said Sen. Harbison.  “Our veterans deserve every accolade for their dedication and sacrifice to our nation.  I applaud my colleagues in the Senate for supporting this simple yet wide reaching measure that will greatly impact Georgia’s hero’s and their families.”

If signed into law, this legislation designates Georgia as a “Purple Heart State,” honoring our combat wounded veterans for their service and sacrifice in allowing the United States of America to maintain its independence.

SB 276 will now head to the House of Representatives for consideration.

For Immediate Release


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