Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday

On August 7, 1782 George Washington authorized the purple heart award.  In 2005, KDOT posted signs designated Kansas interstates as the Purple Heart Trail to honor all  members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in combat.

The Kansas trail is part of the national Purple Heart Trail, which parallels the interstate highway system.

A total of 32 signs -- six along the turnpike and 26 along other interstates in Kansas -- were placed in rest areas by KDOT and Kansas Turnpike Authority crews. Each is dedicated to a Kansan who was wounded or killed in combat.

Today's Throwback Thursday photos are from the sign dedication ceremony.  We want to say thank you to all of our veterans for their service.

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