Jacksonville Beach designated a 'Purple Heart City'

  • Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham (fourth from left) and Purple Heart recipients attend a ceremony at the new Veterans Memorial in Oceanfront Park. (photo submitted)
    Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham (fourth from left) and Purple Heart recipients attend a ceremony at the new Veterans Memorial in Oceanfront Park. (photo submitted)
The ocean breeze carried the notes of "Taps" through the sea oats as hands raised in salute of those who defended the country’s freedom. City officials welcomed veterans, their families and community members to the Oceanfront Park last Friday to honor Purple Heart recipients at the new site of the Veterans Memorial. The city recently relocated the Veterans Memorial to Oceanfront Park on 1st…

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