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Westborough becomes a Purple Heart Town

Korean War veteran Leo Agnew of Clinton, commander of the Mass. division of the Order of the Purple Heart.
Korean War veteran Leo Agnew of Clinton, commander of the Mass. division of the Order of the Purple Heart.Credit: John Swinconeck for The Boston Globe

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Westborough has become the second community in Massachusetts to proclaim itself a “Purple Heart Town,” joining nearby Clinton in recognizing those who were wounded or killed in combat for their country.

“The people of the Town of Westborough have great admiration and the utmost gratitude for all the men and women who have selflessly served their country and this community in the Armed Forces,” stated a July 9 proclamation supported unanimously by the Board of Selectmen.

Purple Heart Town designations have been adopted by communities across the United States as part of an effort by a national veterans group, the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Members of the Massachusetts branch are now looking for more communities to adopt the designation.

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