An Upstate New York county is poised to become the next in the state to display signs designating it as a Purple Heart County.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart has launched a national campaign to get states, counties, towns and villages designated as Purple Heart to show their support for veterans who are awarded the medal for wounds suffered in combat.
The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports that in October, Herkimer County in the Mohawk Valley became the eighth county in New York to be designated a Purple Heart County.
The county Legislature will get the first public look at the new Purple Heart County signs during a meeting Monday afternoon.
Putnam County was the first Purple Heart County in New York. The others are Dutchess, Rockland, Westchester, Greene, Orange and Staten Island.