Proposal Would Expand Display of Purple Heart Plates

A state lawmaker wants to let family members share the pride of a Purple Heart honor.

Rep. Lee Tafanelli, R-Ozawkie, introduced a bill allowing family members of posthumously awarded Purple Heart recipient to apply for special Purple Heart license plates. Tafanelli's proposal would allow the unmarried spouse or parents of the Purple Heart recipient will be to apply for the plates. Current law limits display of the license plates to surviving award recipients.

“These license plates will serve as a visual reminder to those who
have made such a costly sacrifice to this nation,” said Tafanelli said in a statement. “It is only right to allow their loved ones to display the
plates as a memorial to the fallen soldier.”

The bill will be introduced in committee next week.

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