Snellville becomes a Purple Heart City

The Snellville City Council recently revealed the city is now officially designated as a Purple Heart City, one which pays tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

The Purple Heart is awarded to “members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action,” according to the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

As a Purple Heart City, Snellville will observe Purple Heart Day each Aug. 7. The city recently reserved a parking spot at city hall for Purple Heart recipients. Signs are currently being made by the Georgia Department of Transportation which will be placed at the entrance of the city limits in the near future identifying Snellville as a Purple Heart City.