Herkimer County given unique honor


HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A local community was given a highly distinguished honor, Wednesday.

Herkimer County is now known as a "purple heart county," after a proclamation during the Herkimer County Legislature meeting officially declared the honor.

The State Commander for the military order of the Purple Heart was in attendance to witness the proclamation.

The designation is intended to help raise public awareness about the sacrifices made by military members.

Herkimer County is now one of 8 communities that carry the honor.


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