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Governor Deal proclaims Aug. 7 Purple Heart Day in Ga.

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ATLANTA (WTOC) -

Governor Nathan Deal signed a Senate Bill into law on Saturday that proclaims Aug. 7 Purple Heart Day in Georgia.

Deal signed into law Senate Bill 276, legislation proclaiming Aug. 7 of every year Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor men and women wounded or killed while serving in the U. S. Armed Services.

"It is because of the bravery, dedication and sacrifice of our veterans that we are able to call Georgia home," said Deal in a news release. "The service and commitment of these men and woman are unparalleled and worthy of praise. This legislation provides us with a platform to express our sincerest gratitude to Georgians who put our safety above their own."

The bill also declares Georgia a Purple Heart State, a designation that further serves to honor Georgia's wounded veterans for their service and sacrifice.

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