NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY - AUGUST 7th
On April 12, 2021 the Mayor and City Council proclaimed Camilla a Purple Heart City to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform wounded or killed in combat. As part of the Purple Heart City designation, signs have been installed at main thoroughfares entering Camilla and will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made and gratitude our community has for the United States Armed Forces. The City is commemorating Purple Heart Day during a week-long display of purple lighting to bring awareness and express appreciation and respect for the sacrifices made during their duty and service to our country.
Mayor Kelvin Owens commented, “as a retired United States Marine and Mayor, I’m proud that our City Council and community have embraced our designation as a Purple Heart City and it's another example of our respect and commitment to all veterans.”