It's still on the drawing board but Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell says it's time to build a retirement home for war veterans in the area.
The county mayor spoke of his proposal during a special ceremony Friday in his office dedicated to past local recipients of the Purple Heart Of Valor, spanning from World War II to the current War on Terror.
While the men were honored for their service they seemed more concerned about sharing the glory with others.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart is an organization chartered for those wounded in combat. Shelby County honored the organization and eight veterans from the county wounded in action.
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