- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) - Road signs honoring a northern Pennsylvania county’s past and present Purple Heart recipients will soon be placed along major routes and highways in the area.

The Bradford Era reports (http://bit.ly/1RAneon ) American Legion Riders member Cheryl Razey presented the idea for the purple signs at a meeting of the McKean County Commissioners on Tuesday.

Razey says she wants McKean County to be one of the most decorated Purple Heart counties.

The Purple Heart medal is given to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been wounded or died while in combat.

Razey estimates the signs will cost about $100 each, with residents having already committed to funding three signs.

Razey’s goal is to have 10 signs in place by Aug. 7 for National Purple Heart Day.

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Information from: The Bradford Era, http://www.bradfordera.com

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