Fort Hall Reservation to be Recognized as the First “Purple Heart Reservation” in Country

image003 (8)Published December 18, 2015

FORT HALL, IDAHO —The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is pleased to announce that the Fort Hall Reservation, home of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, will be known as the first reservation in the United States to be recognized as a “Purple Heart Reservation”. The recognition ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Tribal Business Chambers at the Tribal Business Center in Fort Hall (Pima Drive).

The Fort Hall Business Council and local Fort Hall Veterans Organization will present the proclamation and representatives from the MOPH will honor the Fort Hall Reservation with a plaque to commemorate the event. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee (MAC) invites the community to participate in this special event that will be sure to increase your sense of patriotism during this holiday season as we honor our combat wounded veterans, which have been recognized by the country they so valiantly served.

Light snacks will be served and the public is welcome to join in recognizing the contributions of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce MAC will also oversee the placement of over 200 American Flags at the Fort Hall I-80 exit on Simplot road extending to the venue for this historic event.

To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact Becky Martin at 208 680-9327.







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