CITY OF HENDERSON
240 S. Water St., Henderson, NV, 89015
Please Contact Debra L. Haskell, Public Relations Coordinator, 702-267-4035
OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
July 31, 2018
Purple Heart Plaza Set to Open August 7
Celebration Coincides With National Purple Heart Day
Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson is hosting an opening celebration for Purple Heart Plaza at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7. Mayor Debra March, members of Henderson City Council and representatives of Purple Heart Veterans Chapter 730 will join the community to honor combat war veterans and all those who have served at the official opening of Purple Heart Plaza, 101 Market St. (at Pacific Avenue), in Downtown Henderson.
The celebration includes a ceremonial ribbon cutting, a Purple Heart Day ceremony (conducted by Chapter 730 veterans) and refreshments.
The new linear park has a shaded seating area, game tables and landscaping that creates a small gathering space in the heart of Henderson’s Downtown business district. The Plaza features the nationally recognized Purple Heart Monument along with a donor brick program that allows the public to purchase engraved pavers to honor someone who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The pavers will be installed in Purple Heart Plaza. (“Honored and Remembered” veterans need not be Purple Heart recipients.)
Created in 1782, the Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is wounded or killed in action. Henderson became the first Purple Heart city in the State of Nevada in January 2014.
About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 302,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006 and Liveability.com: 2013), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and being a safe community (Forbes: 2nd safest in 2011, InsuranceProviders.com: 6th in 2012, Law Street Media: 6th in 2013,) and a Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who choose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.