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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

Purple Heart Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
1. Purple Heart Memorial Marker
The Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration still in use today. Created in 1782 by George Washington to recognize "unusual gallantry, extraordinary fidelity and essential service," it was reintroduced in 1932 for members of the Armed Forces who are wounded or killed in action.
Dedicated to the recipients of this
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);
Purple Heart Memorial Detail Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
2. Purple Heart Memorial Detail
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. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
Monuments in Woodbridge Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
3. Monuments in Woodbridge
Two memorials are found at this location. The Purple Heart Memorial is seen here on the right.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 287 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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