NAPLES, Fla. (November 2, 2022) – Villa at Terracina Grand, a premier memory care community on the Terracina Senior Living campus in Naples, Fla., was proclaimed a Purple Heart Community in partnership with the Military Order of the Purple Heart. This proclamation honors and recognizes the sacrifices of military personnel wounded or killed in combat and all veterans for their honored service to our nation.
Villa at Terracina Grand held a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to present their proclamation to The Bert Kurland Chapter 696 of the Military Order of the Purple representing Lee, Collier and Hendry Counties in Florida. Commander Jack Wagner, U.S. Army Veteran, presented Executive Director Brant Huisman with a plaque in acknowledgment of Villa at Terracina Grand being named a Purple Heart Community.
“We are proud to be named a Purple Heart Community,” said Executive Director Brant Huisman. “Thank you to the Military Order of the Purple Heart for this honor. Our community is dedicated to our veterans, and we will always remember their bravery and the sacrifices they made for our country.”
Many Villa at Terracina Grand veterans were recognized in this ceremony including Army Veterans Major Bart B., Win B., Bill D., Dick G., Paul I., and Walter P.; Navy Veterans Joe E., Ernie S., and John S.; and National Guard Veterans Gary S. and Bill W.
The Military Order of Purple Heart designates this honor to counties, cities, communities and facilities with veterans. Previous proclaimed Purple Heart Counties in Southwest Florida include Lee, Collier and Hendry Counties. Proclaimed Purple Heart Cities in Southwest Florida include Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Estero and Naples, coupled with other proclaimed Purple Heart cities.