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Purple Heart memorial dedication ceremony

Recipients of the Purple Heart medal gather in front of the newly unveiled Purple Heart memorial Nov. 29, 2017, at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Recipients of the Purple Heart medal gather in front of the newly unveiled Purple Heart memorial Nov. 29, 2017, at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The Purple Heart medal is awarded to service members wounded or killed during combat while serving in the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Boyton)

A Purple Heart memorial monument is presented during the Purple Heart memorial dedication ceremony Nov. 29, 2017, at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, North Carolina.

A Purple Heart memorial monument is presented during the Purple Heart memorial dedication ceremony Nov. 29, 2017, at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The monument stands to honor those recipients of the Purple Heart medal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Boyton)

Recipients of the Purple Heart medal and members of the community gather for a Purple Heart memorial dedication ceremony Nov. 29, 2017, at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Recipients of the Purple Heart medal and members of the community gather for a Purple Heart memorial dedication ceremony Nov. 29, 2017, at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The Purple Heart medal is awarded to service members wounded or killed during combat while serving in the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Boyton)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Recipients of the Purple Heart medal gather in front of the newly unveiled Purple Heart memorial Nov. 29, 2017, at the Wayne County Veteran’s Memorial, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The Purple Heart medal is awarded to service members wounded or killed during combat while serving in the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Boyton)