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What is Purple Heart Day?

Purple Heart Day 2021 Whats Purple Heart Day? Purple Heart Day is also known as National Purple Heart Day, Purple Heart Recognition Day, and Purple Heart Appreciation Day. Today on Saturday, August 7, 2021, People are celebrating Purpleheart day. It is a time for Americans to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. It was first observed in the year 2014 and to this day businesses, government offices, etc. do not close. How Purple Heart Day is Observed? States, counties, and cities pause in recognition of the service and sacrifice of their local sons and daughters as do sports and entertainment entities. Major League Baseball teams pay homage to their local Purple Heart recipients, Veteran and military organizations hold remembrance meetings for fallen heroes and special events to thank soldiers, veterans, and Purple Heart recipients on this day. The Purple Heart Foundation, the fundraising ar

PIERRE: SD Gov. Kristi Noem Remarks on Board of Regents Draft Policy Restricting CRT in Colleges

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Latest Statement on Board of Regents Draft Policy Restricting CRT in Colleges, Universities. She delivered the statements from Pierre. Kristi Noem in PIERRE, SD: Today, Governor Kristi Noem released the below statements in response to the South Dakota Board of Regents’ approval of a draft policy restricting the teaching of Critical Race Theory at state colleges and universities: She said: “I am grateful the Board of Regents is taking steps to address this divisive subject and limit its application in our university classrooms. Critical Race Theory (CRT), the 1619 Project, and the works of Ibram Kendi divide students distort their understanding of history and seek to indoctrinate them with anti-patriotic rhetoric. Additionally, I am glad to see that so-called diversity offices, which have unfortunately become less about serving students and more about advancing leftist agendas, are being replaced by Opportunity Centers that