NYC Honorary Street Names

Purple Heart

Purple Heart Memorial Bridge (Staten Island)
Present name:The bridge over the Fresh Kills Creek
Location:Between Drumgoole Road West and Forest Hill Road
Honoree: This co-naming honors the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Its members are men and women who were wounded during combat. The organization, formed in 1932, raises money through the operation of thrift stores, donating automobiles, and by the annual distribution of its official flower, the Purple Heart Viola. The funds are used to help hospitalized and needy veterans and their families. (Borelli)

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