A big honor was presented to McLennan County on Tuesday morning.
The Department of Texas Military Order of the Purple Heart designated the county as a Purple Heart County. This is a way to bring awareness to the sacrifices service members made for their country.
“We’re honoring the county, but hopefully they educate the county of the sacrifices of active duty today and thank their veterans for their service,” says Military Order of the Purple Heart State Commander Jon Lunkwicz.
Lunkwicz adds that unlike Veterans Day, this designation will keep veteran awareness going throughout the entire year.