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Wednesday, Aug. 7 is National Purple Heart Day, officials with the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs say

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Posted at 3:43 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 16:55:33-04

According to a statement from the Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs, Wednesday, Aug. 7 is National Purple Heart Day.

The purple heart is awarded to military members wounded or killed while serving.

A Navy veteran lawmaker says more than 1,300 Oklahomans have received this award.

In April 2019, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law Senate Bill 232 designating Oklahoma as a "Purple Heart State."

This new law takes affect November 1, 2019.

Wednesday, officials say The Military Order of the Purple Heart Ch. 902 will be holding a ceremony to commemorate National Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7.

Officials say the event begins at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Norman Veterans Center located at 1776 East Robinson Street in Norman, Oklahoma.

Officials say there will be 18 Purple Heart recipients, who currently live at the Norman Center, both in attendance and honored at the event.

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