August 7, 2013 is Florida’s second annual Purple Heart Day.

Legislation I sponsored last year sets August 7th as Annual Day of Honor for Florida’s Purple Heart Recipients. This means that Florida, a state with a large population of Veterans, has finally joined other states around the nation in recognizing and honoring  those who have sacrificed so much for our nation’s ideals.

Chapter 717 Commander Arthur Harris presents a plaque to Sen. Maria Sachs.

Chapter 717 Commander Arthur Harris presents a plaque to Sen. Maria Sachs.

In honor of my father, who was awarded two Purple Hearts in his lifetime of service, I sponsor legislation every year on behalf of our Florida Veterans. Please contact my office for ideas for next year’s session.

Lieutenant Colonel Russell Lorts

Lieutenant Colonel Russell Lorts