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Parts of I-70 and I-44 named Purple Heart Trail

Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:09 AM by Mychaela Bruner
Updated: Mar 6, 2013 2:21 PM

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JEFFERSON CITY - Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and other war veterans gathered on Wednesday morning at the State Capitol to designate Interstates 70 and 44 as the Purple Heart Trail. The veterans and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart designated the highways with the new title as part of a symbolic honorary system of roads, highways, bridges and other monuments. These designated areas will be tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.

MoDOT Assistant Chief Engineer Don Hillis spoke at the meeting and said he was honored to unveil one of the memorial signs that would designate I-70 and I-44 as the Purple Heart Trail in Missouri.

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