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§ 90.7. Purple Heart Day

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 25. Definitions and General ProvisionsEffective: November 1, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
Chapter 2. Holidays
Effective: November 1, 2019
25 Okl.St.Ann. § 90.7
§ 90.7. Purple Heart Day
Purple Heart Day. The seventh day of August of each year is hereby established as “Purple Heart Day” in Oklahoma. The Purple Heart, as established by George Washington in 1782 and revived in 1932, is a decoration of honor awarded to members of the Armed Forces and to United States citizens honorably wounded in action.
All residents of this state are requested to devote some portion of Purple Heart Day to recognizing and commemorating the recipients of the Purple Heart who have demonstrated a commitment to fighting for the ideals which have made this nation great, have served this nation so valiantly, and are role models for all to emulate.
It is the intent of the Oklahoma Legislature that:
1. The Governor execute a proclamation each year in recognition of Purple Heart Day;
2. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs encourage the observance of Purple Heart Day with appropriate activities;
3. Each local chapter of all veterans' organizations plan special activities and events to honor the Purple Heart recipients in that chapter; and
4. That the State of Oklahoma be designated as a Purple Heart State in recognition of the many citizens of the state who have earned the Purple Heart Medal as a result of being wounded while engaged in combat with an enemy force.

Credits

Laws 1992, c. 8, § 1, emerg. eff. March 24, 1992; Laws 2015, c. 111, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2015; Laws 2019, c. 87, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2019.
25 Okl. St. Ann. § 90.7, OK ST T. 25 § 90.7
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 378 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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