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WHEREAS, the origin of the Purple Heart was established 240 years ago, on August 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War when General George Washington issued an order establishing the Honorary Badge of Distinction or Badge of Military Merit, which we now know today as the Purple Heart; and

WHEREAS, the Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to U.S. Armed Forces members who are wounded in conflict with an enemy force, or while being held by an enemy force as a prisoner of war, and may also be awarded to the next of kin of setvicemembers killed in conflict with an enemy force, or who die of a wound received in conflict with an enemy force; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is the 'Battle Born' state and its citizens have selflessly accepted the responsibility to protect and defend our nation, the democratic principles it was founded upon, and the lives and liberties of men, women and children around the world; and

WHEREAS, Nevada honors and pays tribute as we recognize the selfless sacrifices and dedication demonstrated by our service men and women, and we will never forget those who were wounded or paid the ultimate price for our country, not forgetting warriors of yesterday or those still to come; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim August 7, 2022, as

PURPLE HEART DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 4th day of August 2022.

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