Sen. Sheldon floor speech supporting Purple Heart Trail

Watch Sen. Tim Sheldon’s floor speedch in support of Senate Joint Resolution 8001, which asks the state transportation commission to rename Interstate 5 to the “Purple Heart Trail” in honor of soldiers awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during conflict.

The Purple Heart Medal is awarded to members of the armed forces of the United States who are wounded or killed in military action. In honor of all the soldiers who have received this prestigious medal, the Military Order of the Purple Heart established the Purple Heart Trail in 1992.

The trail is a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments that give tribute, originating at a monument in Mt. Vernon, Virginia. In 45 other states, various roads, bridges, and monuments are designated as part of the Purple Heart Trail, including Interstate 5 in California.