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KY Purple Heart license plate honors combat wounded

(Source: KYTC) (Source: KYTC)
(KFVS) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is releasing the new design of the Purple Hearts veterans' license plate.  

The new plate will have the phrase "Combat Wounded" to explain the qualifications for a Purple Heart medal. It will be released on Dec. 1.  

"The new design declares that veterans who display the Purple Heart license plate received the Purple Heart medal for wounds suffered in combat," Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, said.

The Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 272 authorizing the changed plate design with the new phrase and an image of the Purple Heart medal in 2013.  The bill directed KYTC to make the change during the next scheduled re-plating, which is now completed.

Current Purple Heart holders will receive their new plate when they renew the registration on their vehicles over the coming year.

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