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Palm Tran purple bus rolls out in honor of Purple Heart recipients

Palm Tran purple bus rolls out in honor of Purple Heart recipients

A new tribute to veterans is rolling through Palm Beach County. Dedicated to local Purple Heart recipients, Palm Tran's "Purple Bus" features the faces of 24 Palm Beach County residents awarded the Purple Heart, a military honor given to those injured or killed in service. The bus hit the streets last week, running on a route from Boca Raton to Palm Beach Gardens. "You'll have to see it," said Don Mates, an 89-year-old World War II veteran, Purple Heart recipient and Palm Beach resident who is pictured on the bus. "It's just marvelous. It's a work of art, it really is." Part salute, part public service announcement on wheels, the bus is...

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