September 18, 2014

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Lorain proclaims Purple Heart Day

Larry Davidson, left, Bill Brokop, center, and Carl Firestone Jr. salute Monday during the playing of taps at Chapter 473 of the Military Order of the Purple Hearts’ ceremony at Lorain City Council meeting. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Larry Davidson, left, Bill Brokop, center, and Carl Firestone Jr. salute Monday during the playing of taps at Chapter 473 of the Military Order of the Purple Hearts’ ceremony at Lorain City Council meeting. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Mayor Chase Ritenauer accepted the designation of Purple Heart City at Lorain’s Council meeting Monday, then proclaimed Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in the city.