The city of Dunwoody will host its Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Brook Run’s Veteran’s Memorial.

Mayor Denis Shortal will present a proclamation to members of the Veterans of Foreign War and a commemoration of the city being designated a Purple Heart City will also be unveiled.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, a Virginia-based nonprofit organization, has a program encouraging cities to brand themselves with signage and ceremonies declaring “Purple Heart City” status to recognize veterans, especially those who were wounded in action. The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration recognizing those wounded or killed during service.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.