Rich Lascelles

We need your help! The Litchfield Board of Selectmen has voted to make Litchfield a “Purple Heart Community”. The purpose and meaning of a city/community to being called a Purple Heart City is to honor and remember military personnel wounded or killed in combat with hostile forces. The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration and it is our nation’s oldest military medal. It was first created by General George Washington in 1782 and was then known as the Badge of Military Merit. It is the nation’s oldest military medal.

If you know of a Litchfield neighbor who has been honored with the Purple Heart medal and would like to be honored by the town please reach out to me here on the What’s Up page or contact the town hall. We understand some medal recipients do not want to be recognized and we will always respect that.