TULSA COUNTY, Okla. — Tulsa County is a Purple Heart County after receiving its designation on Monday.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart proclaimed Tulsa County the first in Oklahoma to receive the designation.
Designated Purple Heart Counties are meant to serve as reminders and recognition of all veterans, including those who received a Purple Heart Medal.
Purple Heart Medals are awarded to those who served in the armed forces and were wounded, killed in action, or died of wounds received in action.
It is the military's oldest honor -- dating back to 1782.
The State of Oklahoma is set to become a Purple Heart State on November 1.
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