A Proclamation was issued to the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Wounded Warriors Family Support and read by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan at Detroit City Hall on May 5, 2016.
PROCLAMATION: Nationwide Purple Heart Truck Run and Awareness of Mobility needs for Wounded Veterans
WHEREAS, The city of Detroit is now recognized as a Purple Heart City by the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Wounded Warriors Family Support joining forces to create an awareness campaign that addresses the need for mobility of our wounded veterans; and
WHEREAS, The Military Order of the Purple Heart with Wounded Warriors Family Support awareness campaign will highlight a Purple Heart Medal Veteran driving a vehicle configured to provide mobility for paralyzed and double amputee veterans and obtain 100 percent freedom to be mobile on their own; and
WHEREAS, The City of Detroit is honored to participate in the nationwide Purple Heart Truck Run touring across America visiting over 25 cities bearing the slogan "Mobility is Freedom" with a vehicle being presented to a disabled veteran; now
THEREFORE, I, Mike Duggan, Mayor of the City of Detroit and the entire community do hereby honor and salute our Armed Forces Service members and extend our appreciation to the Purple Heart Truck Run Tour for increasing awareness of the needs of our wounded veterans.
– Mike DugganShare: