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Trail to commemorate Purple Heart recipients coming to our area

Amarillo, TX - Veterans from all across our area will be honored on I-40 with the latest expansion of the Purple Heart Trail.

In a special ceremony Thursday morning, the military order of the Purple Heart dedicated the longest segment of the trail to date.

The Purple Heart Trail is a series of road signs that remind motorists of the sacrifices made by veterans of foreign wars.

The Purple Heart is the oldest military medal in the U.S., dating back to 1782 when it was created by General George Washington.

The award honors service members wounded or killed in the line of duty.

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