Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 28, 2015
REVISED July 28, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #7

Purple Heart Day - August 7, 2015


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Lee Washington, Veteran Services Officer, ext 3648

Action Requested
Adopt proclamation designating August 7, 2015, as "Purple Heart Day" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion

Manatee County is designating August 7, 2015, 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 may be present

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return original to County Veterans Services Officer

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Purple Heart Day Proclamation.pdf