The Purple Heart Flag now flies high above the city at City Hall, symbolizing strength, valor and sacrifice. But the flag is more than a flag and symbolism. For those who fought, it's a permanent reminder.
By earning the official title, anyone who earned the medal in war is formally recognized for what they gave.
Mayor Duggan signed the proclamation Tuesday morning, which was then handed over to a member of the military.
"Just to see the purple flag fly, to know that those who have gone on before us, those who have been wounded, those who have paved the way - Detroit welcomes them. This is a Purple Heart City, where we're saying to all our vets, 'Thank you. We appreciate you, and we are here for you," says Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones.