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Emporia in Lyon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
1. Purple Heart Memorial
Inscription.
Dedicated to all men and women
wounded in all our wars.

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 2003 by Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Kansas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 38° 23.196′ N, 96° 10.877′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon County. Marker is on Commercial Street (Kansas Route 99), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Monument is in All Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 933 South Commercial Street, Emporia KS 66801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant Frederick Timmerman (a few steps from this marker); Lt. William I. Loomis (a few steps from this marker); PFC Floyd Everett Campbell (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Edwin H. Hawes (a few steps from this marker); Emporia's Mexican American Veterans Memorial
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
2. Purple Heart Memorial
Looking east from the memorial
(a few steps from this marker); Gold Star Mothers of America War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Emporia High School World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lebanon, Grenada, and Panama Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Also see . . .  Military Order of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on November 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 319 times since then. 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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