Ceremony in Lackawanna honors Purple Heart recipients


LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Friday, military heroes, both past and present, are being honored.

The Purple Heart is America’s oldest decoration for military merit. George Washington created it back in 1782.

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has been honoring Purple Heart recipients throughout the week, and on Friday, National Purple Heart Day will be recognized with a ceremony in Lackawanna.

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