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Indiana Tech donates $1,000 to Purple Heart

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015

Indiana Tech donated a check for $1,000 to members of the Purple Heart Monument committee. The committee accepted the very generous gift on Wednesday, July 15 at the local Indiana Tech in Huntington.

According to Perry Collins, “Indiana Tech has a wonderful presence in Huntington and wanted to be a part of the Purple Heart Monument project.” Collins went on to say that, “Indiana Tech has more than 400 military students and that its president, Arthur Snyder, is a two-tour Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient himself.”

The Purple Heart Monument plans are to unveil the 21,000-pound monument during the groundbreaking for the Veterans’ Park on Veterans’ Day in November. Additional plans call for a dedication ceremony of the park and monument to follow the parade as part of the Veterans’ Day celebration. Donations for the monument can be sent to: The Veterans’ County Recognition Fund in care of the Huntington County Veterans’ Service Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Room 102, Huntington, IN 46750. Those who want a receipt for tax purposes should submit a request with their donation.

Shown in the photo from left are Juanita Hedrick, Purple Heart Monument committee; Brian Love, Bailey-Love Monuments, Purple Heart Monument committee; Perry Collins, Purple Heart Monument committee; Brian Engelhart, vice president of university relations, Indiana Tech; Gloria Holzinger, Purple Heart Monument committee; Bruce Stanton, Veterans Affairs Officer and Larry Jenks, Purple Heart Monument committee. Other members of the committee include Chris Newton, Danielle Clements, Leslie Ackermann, Pete Eshelman, Steve Kimmel and Terry Stoffel.