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New Brunswick 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.
 
Inscription.
Honoring Middlesex County recipients of
“The Purple Heart”
our nation’s oldest military medal

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.

Donated by Friends of the
Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #10

 
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° 29.594′ N, 74° 26.624′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on George Street south of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Monument Square Park. Marker is in this post office area: New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Brunswick Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); SSgt. Frank Z. Molnar (a few steps from this marker); College Hall (a few steps from this marker); Guest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Route Taken by Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); New Brunswick Inn Site (approx. ¼ mile away); New Brunswick (approx. 0.3 miles away); Queen’s Campus (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Purple Heart Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
2. Purple Heart Memorial Marker
 

 
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". The base of the monument contains of the branches of the armed services.
 
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.) 
 
Purple Heart Memorial Detail Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
3. Purple Heart Memorial Detail
 
 
Marker in Monument Square Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
4. Marker in Monument Square Park
The Purple Heart Memorial can be seen here behind the Civil War memorial in Monument Square Park.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 162 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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