On Wednesday, April 13, Rep. Dwayne Alons attended the bill signing for the bill designating August 7 as Iowa’s Purple Heart Day. HF 474 will be a day for Iowans to recognize all veterans who have been killed or wounded in hostile actions and have received a Purple Heart Medal for their sacrifice during military service to the United States of America. The bill was the original idea of a constituent of Rep. Chris Hagenow (R-Polk). HF 474 was assigned to Rep. Dwayne Alons, member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, as sub-committee chair and floor manager.
“I am pleased and honored to be a part of this long overdue recognition that our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deserve. Even though the day will not be an official holiday, it will be a great opportunity for veteran service organizations to keep the public aware of the high price of freedom that we all enjoy,” said Alons. If you would like more information about the Purple Heart, checkout this website: http://www.purpleheart.org/