Longmeadow Now Purple Heart Town

Longmeadow is now a Purple Heart  town. 

Six veterans, two from World War Two and four who served in  Vietnam, were honored during the town's first Purple Heart ceremony on  Monday. 

Town officials say they'll carry on the tradition annually in  conjunction with Purple Heart Day. 

The Purple Heart is the oldest award  recognized by all military services and is bestowed to military  personnel who are wounded or killed in combat.

(Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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