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Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 19, 2011
1. Purple Heart Memorial
Inscription.
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation's oldest military decoration

"The Purple Heart"

1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932

My stone is red for the blood they shed.
The medal I bear is my country’s way
to show they care.
If I could be seen by all mankind
maybe peace will come in my lifetime.

 
Erected 2006 by Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #106.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 36° 44.129′ N, 119° 47.307′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Tulare Street near Van Ness Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Memorial is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fresno CA 93721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoring the Ex-Braceros and Their Contributions (within shouting distance of this marker); William Saroyan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David of Sassoon
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 19, 2011
2. Purple Heart Memorial
Tulare Street on left
(about 400 feet away); Fresno County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Fresno (about 400 feet away); Lao Hmong American War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Viva Liberation (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fresno.
 
Regarding Purple Heart Memorial. The granite monument is dedicated to recipients of the nation’s oldest military decoration, which was established by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The monument includes the Purple Heart insignia and the words “the medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care.” It is the 10th such memorial in California and one of 130 others located throughout the United States. [From Historical Fresno County Courthouse Park Walking Tour]
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on March 22, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historical Fresno County Courthouse Park Walking Tour. (Submitted on March 22, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Heroes
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 26 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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