Jackson, Other Officials, To Celebrate Unveiling of the Highway 101 Purple Heart Trail on Veteran's Day

November 07, 2013

CARPINTERIA – On Monday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day – the public is invited to join State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and other state and local officials as they celebrate the unveiling of the Purple Heart Trail along Highway 101 in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

This year, a Senate Concurrent Resolution, SCR 27, authored by Jackson and passed overwhelmingly by the State Legislature, designated Highway 101 in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail. The addition of this section will complete 240 continuous miles of the trail, which extends from Monterey through Ventura County.

Eventually, Purple Heart Trail signs will be placed at various locations along the highway in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

The Purple Heart is an honor awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving in the military.

“I can’t think of a more fitting day than Veteran’s Day for us to unveil this extension of the Purple Heart Trail,” said Jackson. “This is an important way to honor those men and women who made great sacrifices, and in some cases, the ultimate sacrifice, for our country.”

SCR 27 was sponsored by Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

WHAT: Purple Heart Trail Unveiling

WHEN: 10 a.m., Veteran’s Day, November 11

WHERE: Rincon Beach Park, Carpinteria

WHO: State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)
Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara)
Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal
Michael Cook, commander, Chapter 750 Military Order of the Purple Heart

Visuals will include an example of a Purple Heart Trail highway sign. Reporters who will attend are asked to please RSVP in advance to Jackson’s office.