Welcome to Concord, Purple Heart City
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Event photos courtesy of Michael A Anderson Photography at:

CONCORD – The public is invited to join City of Concord officials and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 634 to unveil the newest supplemental placard on “Welcome to Concord” sign assemblies. On November 9, the Concord City Council approved a new supplemental placard noting Concord’s participation in the Purple Heart City program.

A public ceremony is planned for Monday, December 4 at 9:00 a.m. at the NC Army National Guard Armory, 1454th Transportation Company, located at 1501 Old Charlotte Road (near the Old Charlotte Road and NC Highway 49 intersection).

Concord joined the program upon a proclamation by Mayor Scott Padgett on behalf of the City Council on September 12, 2013. Concord’s participation was suggested by Council Member John Sweat and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 634. There are no requirements to join. Rather, it is simply a sign of respect and appreciation for all service members — not just those from Concord — who were wounded or killed in action and awarded the Purple Heart.

On the majority of roadway corridors entering the City Limits, there are "Welcome to Concord" sign assemblies. On six of these, Purple Heart City will now be among the City-endorsed initiatives indicated. The designation is included at four new sign locations and two existing sign locations.

Locations of Purple Heart City placards:

  • Old Charlotte Road north of NC Highway 
  • Poplar Tent Road west of Derita Road
  • Pitts School Road SW west of Roberta Road
  • Roberta Road north of Cochran Road
  • *Christenbury Parkway west of Derita Road
  • *Derita Road south of Concord Mills Boulevard

*indicates addition of placard to existing sign assembly