O’Fallon, Shiloh pay respect to Purple Heart recipients at annual Salute to Scott event

(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

During the annual Salute to Scott, a festival and business expo organized by the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Herb Roach of O’Fallon and Mayor Jim Vernier of Shiloh read a proclamation declairing their municipalities as Purple Heart Communities. This designation means the cities show appreciation for the sacrifice of Purple Heart recipients in defending our freedoms, to acknowledge their courage, and to show them the honor and support they have earned.