Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Veterans Honored With Purple Heart Trail Signs

Just in time for Veterans Day, Caltrans, in partnership with Chapter 750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, State Senator Hannah‑Beth Jackson, and Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long, installed Purple Heart Trail signs along US Highway 101 in Ventura to mark the sacrifices and contributions of veterans to this country. This segment, which is part of a larger network across the nation, covers the entire length of Ventura County on US Highway 101. The 36-mile segment in Santa Barbara County just north of this segment was designated in 2010. 

The Purple Heart Trail was established in 1992 by the congressionally sanctioned Military Order of the Purple Heart to be a symbolic trail throughout all 50 states to commemorate and honor all men and women who have been wounded or given their lives in combat while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The Purple Heart Trail originates in Mount Vernon, Virginia, and traverses the United States to California. 

Check out the video below to see the Caltrans Mission Hills sign crew installing a Purple Heart Trail sign on southbound U.S. 101 near Bates Road.