Gentry becomes Purple Heart City
Ceremony held in city park on Thursday
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Chuck Adkins Jr., commander in the Military Order of the Purple Heart (speaking, right) and Donald Martin, member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars presented a plaque to Gentry mayor Kevin Johnston on Thursday after Johnston read a proclamation declaring Gentry a Purple Heart City. A number of area veterans were in attendance despite the rain during the ceremony.
GENTRY -- As light rain fell on Thursday, a group of veterans and local residents gathered at the Veterans' Memorial in Gentry City Park to honor those wounded in action or killed to defend the United States and preserve the freedoms secured for Americans by the nation's founding fathers by joining other municipalities in becoming a Purple Heart City.