Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 25, 2017
REVISED July 25, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Purple Heart Day - August 7, 2017

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Lee Washington, County Veterans Services Officer

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating August 7, 2017, as "Purple Heart Day" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion

Manatee County is designating August 7, 2017, as Purple Heart Day in accordance with State legislation (FS Chapter 683.146).

The Florida Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation in 2012 establishing an annual Purple Heart Day in Florida, to be recognized on August 7th of each year.

In May 2012, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law establishing August 7 of every year as Purple Heart Day in Florida.

Current Purple Heart recipients of Manatee County will be present.

The division, with the assistance of departmental personnel, is developing a submission for a Manatee County Resolution designating the county a Purple Heart County.

The resolution would be accompanied by designated parking at county owned buildings and signage aboard all MCAT buses.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return original to Lee Washington, County Veterans Services Officer

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Purple Heart Day Proclamation.pdf