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Planned Purple Heart Memorial

Tony Flores, Military Order of the Purple Heart Tony Flores, Military Order of the Purple Heart
John Sanders, Military Order of the Purple Heart John Sanders, Military Order of the Purple Heart

A group of area veterans are raising money for a new memorial honoring purple heart recipients of wars both past and present.

They want to add the monument here as a part of the Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo.

Tony Flores is the local commander of the group. He received a purple heart in Vietnam and takes pride in the honor.

"We as purple heart recipients, are really dedicated to this country of ours," says Flores

The group has raised around $1,800 of the $7,000 dollars needed for the monument.

They are asking for help from the community. If you would like to donate you can stop by the location listed on your screen, contact flores at (806) 358-8465

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