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Kansas City veterans honored soldiers wounded in combat for Purple Heart Day

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Several Kansas City veterans honored soldiers wounded in combat Monday morning for Purple Heart Day. (KCTV5) Several Kansas City veterans honored soldiers wounded in combat Monday morning for Purple Heart Day. (KCTV5)
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Several Kansas City veterans honored soldiers wounded in combat Monday morning for Purple Heart Day.

They say this is the first time the Military Order of the Purple Heart flag has flown in the greater Kansas City area, and only the second time it’s been flown in the state of Missouri.

The raising of the flag marked a big day for both the disabled American veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

The day honors soldiers who are wounded in combat. Many veterans in attendance hope the flag helps raise awareness and encourages other veterans to know that there are organizations out there to help and offer support.

Bud White is with the Kansas City chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and says White says they are thankful for the opportunity.

“We’ve all been wounded in combat, and this is a little more personal than a lot of other military disabilities. We’re the guys that have been there and done that, when it comes to telling war stories, not things we heard, things we did and we can share those stories," he said.

The flag will now fly at the Disabled American Veterans located at 14605 East US Highway 40.

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