The City Council is inviting veterans who were decorated with the Purple Heart, and their families, to share a free dinner with councilmembers prior to their Aug. 1 meeting. That meeting will include a ceremonial honor of veterans wounded during service as part of Sandy Springs’ “Purple Heart City” program, a branding done in collaboration with the Virginia-based Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Any Purple Heart recipient interested in attending the dinner should email

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