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Norristown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Military Order of the Purple Heart

1782 1932

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
1. Military Order of the Purple Heart Marker
Inscription.
This memorial is erected by
the Military Order of
the Purple Heart
in revered memory of the
men and women of our military services
who sacrificed their lives in combat action
against our nation's armed enemies.
They unselfishly served and suffered,
for neither fame nor glory,
but for duty and honor.
We do solemnly consecrate
and sanctify their memory.

May We Never Forget!

 
Erected by Sergeant William R. Grafe, Chapter #170.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.9′ N, 75° 20.649′ W. Marker is in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Swede Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about 100 feet southwest of the county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Norristown PA 19404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Rittenhouse (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Vietnam War Memorial
Military Order of the Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
2. Military Order of the Purple Heart Marker
Rittenhouse marker in foreground left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); September 11 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Court House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Selma (approx. one mile away); Gen. Andrew Porter (approx. one mile away); Hancock the Superb (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norristown.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on October 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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