On October 19, Lytle State Bank was designated a “Purple Heart Bank” by the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Texas. The honor recognizes the bank for its support of combat-wounded veterans and their families.
The designation was presented to the bank by Jon Lunkwicz, Texas state commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a veterans service organization for combat-wounded veterans. Its mission is to foster an environment of good will and camaraderie among combat-wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives and provide services to all veterans and their families.
“We are excited and humbled to accept this honor as a Purple Heart Bank,” says Randy Garcia, Lytle State Bank president and CEO.
The Purple Heart Bank designation honors all bank employees and customers who are veterans, Lunkwicz says, adding that Lytle State Bank is the only bank in the U.S. to receive this honor.
On December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, veterans, community leaders, high school students and banking industry representatives joined bank employees to unveil a “Purple Heart Parking Space” at the bank. The spot was designed and painted by Lytle High School students and is reserved for combat-wounded veterans who visit the bank.
Published in Bankers Digest December 17, 2018