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Military Order of the Purple Heart recognizes Lubbock as a "Purple Heart County"

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The state's Military Order of the Purple Heart recognizing Lubbock as a "Purple Heart County." It honors those who support wounded veterans.

"On our War Memorial here in Lubbock there are 921 individuals who've paid the ultimate price so we can stand here and vote here this week and in our election. So this is to help remember those," Steve Oien, Military Order of the Purple Heart, said.

This comes ahead of "Stand in Honor" week, featuring veterans organizations rallying support for a new monument at the war memorial.

The "Memorial of Courage" will commemorate Purple Heart recipients and gold star families who've lost a relative to war.

Stand in Honor kicks off on Oct. 23rd with the arrival of Medal of Honor Vargas and Ms. Metcalf. 

Tuesday, Oct.23rd – arrival at 3:52

Wednesday, Oct. 24th – breakfast with the Marines and Marine Reserves at the Reserve Center at 9:00 am. MOH Vargas was the youngest of 4 sons, all served in the Marines.

Stand in Honor dinner honoring Medal of Honor Jay Vargas at 6:15 pm at the MCM Elegante.

Thursday, Oct.25th  -  Wreath Laying for Texas Tech 2 Medal of Honor at Memorial Circle at 10:00 AM

Lunch showcasing Cathy Metcalf with the Character Development Program associated with the Medal of Honor Society. Educators will be featured guests to hear about this curriculum for high school / middle school and elementary students. Teaches values, morals and selfless service.

Tour of Vietnam Center & Archive at 2:00 pm
Reception open to the public, especially Veterans, to meet MOH Vargas at 4:45 at the MCM Elegante

Friday, Oct.26th – Discussion of Super VA Clinic/ breakfast - tentative

Donations to veterans can be made here.

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