Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Purple Heart Memorial
Combat Wounded Veterans
oldest military decoration
“The Purple Heart”
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 by A. Yelencsics Memorial Chapter #181 M.O.P.H.
Erected by Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
Location. 40° 33.321′ N, 74° 16.562′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Berry Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. NJ POW Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Woodbridge War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodbridge Police Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodbridge Township (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington’s Inauguration (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cross Keys Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodbridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
More about this marker. The left portion of the marker contains an image of the Purple Heart decoration, surrounded by the inscription 1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932. It has a caption of "Combat Wounded Veterans"
Also see . . . History of the Medal. Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 281 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.