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Totowa in Passaic 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 15, 2011
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.
Dedicated to all men and women who are recipients of this nation’s 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 Military Order of the
Purple Heart Chapter #366

( Back of Monument : )
The following have made this memorial possible . . .
Mlitary Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #366
Mayor John Coiro and Totowa Council Members
American Legion Post #227
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10104
Murph’s Boy’s Charitable Ass’n
C & H Agency, Inc.
Edward’s Totowa Realty
Caravan Products Co., Inc.
Greater Community Bank
Fit – Rite Body Parts, Inc.
Festa Memorial   *   Pitman Corp.
Totowa P.B.A. #80
United Federation System
Spinella Landscaping, Inc.
Apollo Cards & Flag
Det. Lt. Neil Van Ess   Vice Commander N.J. M.O.P.H.
Capt. Ralph Miller
Vincent DeStefano   *   Vincent Fugarazzo

 
Erected by Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #366.
 
Location. 40° 54.291′ N, 74° 12.608′ W. Marker is
 
Back of Purple Heart Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
2. Back of Purple Heart Memorial
 
in Totowa, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Blvd (County Route 646) and Totowa Road (County Route 644), on the right when traveling north on Union Blvd. Click for map. Marker is located in Veteran's Memorial Park in Totowa. Marker is in this post office area: Totowa NJ 07512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. American Encampment (a few steps from this marker); Washington Headquarters (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Headquarters (approx. 1.4 miles away); Headquarters of General George Washington (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dey Mansion (approx. 1.4 miles away); Colonel Theunis Dey (approx. 1.4 miles away); John P. Holland’s First Submarine (approx. 1.6 miles away); Great Falls Hydroelectric Station (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
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.) 
 
Purple Heart Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
3. Purple Heart Memorial
 
 
Marker in Veterans Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
4. Marker in Veterans Memorial Park
 
 
Purple Heart Memorial Detail Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
5. Purple Heart Memorial Detail
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 147 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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