American Legion Holley-Riddle Post 21 was instrumental in fulfilling the goal of having the city of The Colony, Texas. officially proclaimed as a Purple Heart City on Nov. 12, 2022.
On the main stage at the annual American Heroes Festival, surrounded by nearly 3,000 appreciative local residents, Mayor Richard Boyer and Department of Texas Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Tracey L. Brown Greene presented proclamations stating that “the city of The Colony recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices of all Purple Heart recipients in defending our freedom and acknowledges those men and women for their courage by showing our support and honor.”
Members of The Colony's city council assembled with the mayor to witness the signing. All veterans in the audience were invited to come up to the stage to view this significant honor.
When a city is named a Purple Heart City, its leaders and the community accept a greater commitment to support and respect Purple Heart recipients and all veterans who served our country. Post 21 is grateful for the patronage given to veterans by The Colony, and we are also challenged to continue to be the frontrunners in building bridges between our veterans and our esteemed community.