Town Celebrates Purple Heart Recipients & Families
On August 6th, 2023, the Town hosted its Annual Purple Heart Event. Since the Town of Blythewood is a Purple Heart Town, it is our duty to honor residents both past and present who have dedicated their lives to this country and have been wounded in combat.
During the event, the Town honored Purple Heart recipients and their families. The singing of the national anthem was done by our very own Salome’ Gajadhar, a Blythewood High School student. The meal was catered by Scottie's Cafe and Grill.
The keynote address was given by James Miller, former State Commander, Military Order of Purple Heart, Department of South Carolina. Mr. Miller shared a unique story on how receiving the Purple Heart has changed his life.
Following, a special tribute to Mrs. Dianne Egan, the wife of the late Micheal “Mike” Egan who passed away 3 days after attending Blythewood’s Annual Purple Heart event last year. The Town presented Mrs. Egan with a bouquet of Purple flowers created by our local florist shop Blythewood Gloriosa Florist.
The night concluded with a proclamation presented to Jermal Washington, Commander of the Columbia Purple Heart Chapter #402.
Rain or shine, we still had a great time!