You are on page 1of 6

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

Council Report
January 5, 2015
To:

Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council
Douglas J. Schmitz, City Administrator

From:

Lori Frontella, Interim City Clerk
John F. Gay Jr., Military Order of the Purple Heart

Subject:

A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Carmel-by-theSea adopting a Special Resolution Proclaiming Carmel-by-theSea a Purple Heart City

RECOMMENDATION(S):
By motion to the Consent Calendar, adopt the Resolution Proclaiming Carmel-by-theSea as a Purple Heart City.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
The Intent of the Resolution is to honor those veterans who have made a sacrifice in the
Armed Forces, with some giving their lives while serving.
Many citizens in the county and in our City have earned the Purple Heart Medal for being
wounded in combat. Some have been killed in action all over the world and the latest
was CW2 Balli of Salinas who was killed in action in Afghanistan.
The signage is to honor those that have given their all as well as those that have been
wounded in combat fighting for the rights of all Americans.
It sends a clear message to those that live in our communities and that their sacrifice
was not in vain. It lets the veterans within our community know that our City honors and
respect what was done for the freedom we so enjoy in our daily lives.
Each City that is declared as a Purple Heart City will receive two signs that meets the
State and Local government requirements. Any additional signs may be ordered at our
cost and we also have a half size version of the sign which can be placed within the City
Hall at an additional cost. City staff will work on placement of signs.
There are many Veteran organizations within the County limits from Salinas to Kings City
which include: VFW, American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Hear, DAV and
others.
This recognition will and can only have a positive effect at the way veterans and nonveterans i.e., spouses, relatives, look at how their community respects Veterans.

City Council Meeting of January 5, 2015
Page 99

Agenda Item: 7.D
Page 1

ANALYSIS/DISCUSSION: (including why Council is considering the item

and justification for

recommendation)

FISCAL IMPACT: None
Budgeted (yes/no)

Funding Source( general fund, grant,
state)

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION/DECISION HISTORY:
ATTACHMENTS:
1. Resolution
2. Attachment 1 - Stats sheet & Purple Heart Fact Sheet
3. Attachment 2- Purple Heart City Sign

Date:

.3 o

ZJC:.'- . /Y

Agenda Item: 7.0
Page 2

City Council Meeting of January 5, 2015
Page 100

Agenda Item: 7.D
Page 2

RESOLUTION 2015-__
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
ADOPTING A SPECIAL RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA A
PURPLE HEART CITY.
WHEREAS, General George Washington, on August 7, 1782, by General Order,
established the Badge of Military Merit, an award for exemplary service in the
continental Army during War of Independence; and
WHEREAS, the badge of Military Merit was the first military award of the
independent colonies and the first award in western civilization designated specifically
for the common soldier; and
WHEREAS in 1932, with the assistance of General Douglas MacArthur, the
Badge of Military Merit was revived and redesigned as the Purple Heart, a valor award
for United States Army personnel; and
WHEREAS in 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, by Executive Order 9277,
retroactive to December 6, 1941, expanded the awarding of the Purple Heart to
members of all branches of the armed forces of the United States and established a
uniform application of standards for the award in the Army and Navy; and
WHEREAS, President Harry S. Truman, in Executive Order 10409 of November 1952,
retroactively extended Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard eligibility for the Purple
Heart to April 5, 1917, to cover World War I; and
WHEREAS, President John F. Kennedy, on April 25, 1962, in Executive Order 11016
extended eligibility as well to any civilian national of the United States, who while
serving under competent authority in any capacity with an armed force has been
wounded.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA DOES proclaim Carmel-by-the-Sea as A Purple
Heart City
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARMELBY-THE-SEA this 5th day of January 2015, by the following roll call vote:
AYES:
NOES:
ABSENT:

COUNCIL MEMBERS:
COUNCIL MEMBERS:
COUNCIL MEMBERS:

SIGNED:

ATTEST:

_______________________________
Jason Burnett, Mayor

____________________________
Lori Frontella, MMC, City Clerk

City Council Meeting of January 5, 2015
Page 101

Agenda Item: 7.D
Page 3

PURPLE HEART MEDAL
How many have received the Purple Heart Medal?
WWI:
WWII :

3205181
1,076,245

KOREAN :

118,650

VIETNAM

351,794

PERSIAN GOLF:

615

AFGHANISTAN:

12,534*

IRAQ:

35,411 *

NEW DAWN:

351*

War on Terrorism:
Total Estimate:

48,729* Sub-Total

1.916,088

NOTE 1: Estimate only: Battlefield awards and incomplete records : 1974 Fire in St.
Louis repository.
NOTE * :War on Terrorism statistics as of May 13, 2011
Special Operations :
Lebanon Peacekeeping Aug 82-Feb 84: 256
Urgent Fury, Grenada 1983:

18

Just Cause, Panama 1989:

23
297

Total :
Total Estimate of all awards:

1,916,385

City Council Meeting of January 5, 2015
Page 102

Source: Wikipedia, HRC.Army.Mil

Agenda Item: 7.D
Page 4

Purple Heart Fact Sheet
Purple Heart Counties 10 as of 6/14/2014:
Kern County

San Bernardino County

Riverside County

Monterey County

Shasta County

San Diego County

Orange County

Ventura County

Colusa County

Solano County

Monterey County has 12 incorporated cities:
CITY

DATE APPROVED/DISAPPROVED DATE OF PRESENTATION AND WHERE

Carmel

Approval Pending

4:30pm

6 May 2014 Program Presentation

Completed

5:30pm

3 June 2014 City Council Chambers

Completed

6:00pm

16 June 2014City Council Chambers

Completed

6:00pm

13 May 2014 City Council Chambers

Completed

6:00pm

22 April 2014 City Council Chambers

Completed

6:00pm

1 April 2014 City Council Chambers

Completed

7:00pm

6 May 2014 City Council Chambers

Completed

6:00pm

21 May 2014 City Council Chambers

Completed

4:00pm

20 May 2014 City Council Chambers

Sand City
Completed

7:00pm

17 April 2014 City Council Chambers

Completed

5:30pm

7 May 2014 City Council Chambers

Completed

10:30am

22 April 2014/BOS Chambers

Purple Heart Cities 57, Counties 10, Chapters 25 in California. Nationally 366, Counties 130,
States 12.
**Completed is an official Purple Heart City,

City Council Meeting of January 5, 2015
Page 103

Agenda Item: 7.D
Page 5

City Council Meeting of January 5, 2015
Page 104

Agenda Item: 7.D
Page 6