Purple Heart Veterans are known as the most recognized symbol of American sacrifice during hostile actions. That is why Brook Park City Council and Mayor Coyne have designated three parking spots in their honor. Today, all three spots will be painted bright purple at the City of Brook Park Municipal Campus and each of these parking spots will be designated for Purple Heart Veterans.
The first parking space will be right in front of Brook Park City Hall and another at the Cuyahoga County Library, Brook Park Branch which neighbors’ city hall. The third spot will be at the Brook Park Recreation Center.
A Purple Heart Veteran is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. It is known as the most recognized symbol of American sacrifice during hostile actions. There have been an estimated 1.8 million Purple Heart medals awarded since it was established in 1932, and retroactive to World War I.
In Brook Park, Ohio each and every day we remember our Veterans for their sacrifice for our Country.