Posted on: July 25, 2017

Broken Arrow to become Purple Heart City

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The City of Broken Arrow will hold a ceremony on August 8 to celebrate becoming a Purple Heart City.

“It’s a great honor to be selected to become a Purple Heart City,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “By doing so, we are as a community proclaiming support and appreciation for our wounded and fallen veterans, their families and our country’s active and retired military personnel.”

The ceremony includes a proclamation and welcoming of two Purple Heart recipients in the Purple Heart Truck, a specially outfitted Ford F-150 Raptor pickup adapted for the needs of combat-wounded veterans who are paralyzed or have lost limbs.

Driven exclusively by wounded veterans, the Purple Heart Truck is making its way across the nation to rally communities to thank our country’s combat veterans. The Run is sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Family Support and the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Foundations.

The ceremony is open to the public and will host dignitaries from the state capitol as well as two wounded veterans who will be honored by the MOPH.

WHAT:     Purple Heart Ceremony

WHEN:    Tuesday, Aug. 8th; 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Veterans Park; 1111 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

To learn more about the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Purple Heart Truck Run, visit

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