PRESS RELEASE: Alicia Purdy Honors Capital District Patriot Flight

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ALBANY, N.Y., April 12, 2021 – Albany mayoral candidate Alicia Purdy met with the Capital District Patriot Flight to show her gratitude and honor to the brave veterans who fought in the war efforts of the United States over the past century.

According to Purdy, “Our brave, American soldiers represent the best among us- those who willingly give their lives to defend the lives and rights of others they may never meet, they may never agree with, and they may never understand. Even so, they willingly defend the rights of the constitution for every American. Such heroes are the foundation upon which our great nation was built. It was my great honor to spend time with veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Gulf War, and to become better acquainted with the real-life heroes living among us in the city of Albany.”

Purdy was awarded a “challenge coin” by PFC Allan Atwell, who served as an MP in the 28th Infantry Division, the oldest division-sized unit in the Department of Defense. Atwell, the last living member of his unit, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, which incurred the highest number of casualties of any effort during World War II.

A “challenge coin” is given by a soldier who will then issue a challenge to the recipient, which must be accepted. Atwell’s challenge to Purdy was, “Win the city of Albany.”

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Published by Alicia Purdy

Alicia Purdy is an independent, multi-media journalist with an M.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Broadcasting. Learn more at:

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