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Purple Heart Trail in Delaware

 
 
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By Doran Howitt, May 21, 2013
1. Purple Heart Trail in Delaware Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated by Governor Jack A. Markell and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Delaware
July 27, 2011
The National Purple Heart Trail Memorializes those heroic soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed upon them in the name of the president of the United States for being wounded or forfeiting their lives in the defense of our nation.
The original Purple Heart, designated as the badge of military merit, was established by General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, on August 7, 1782.
"Let it be known that he who wears the Purple Heart has give of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen."
The Delaware 14th General Assembly unanimously passed House Joint Resolution #21, signed by the Governor on June 26, 2008, proclaiming this portion of Interstate 95 through Delaware connecting Maryland and Pennsylvania and to be known as "The Purple Heart Trail".
"Freedom is not Free"
This trail is a national project of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) which is comprised entirely of patriots who have received the Purple Heart medal. The MOPH promotes principles of patriotism, dedication to duty and the objectives of respect, fraternalism,
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By Doran Howitt, May 21, 2013
2. Purple Heart Trail in Delaware Marker
history and education.

 
Erected 2011 by Military Order of the Purple Heart.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.801′ N, 75° 41.409′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Interstate 95, in the median. Click for map. At the rest stop between exits 1 and 3. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Talbot's Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); Samuel Patterson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Salem United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Christiana United Methodist Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Christiana Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Christiana Public School #111-C (approx. 1.7 miles away); Meeteer House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Heroes
 
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By Doran Howitt, May 21, 2013
3. Marker in the rest area parking lot
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By Doran Howitt, May 21, 2013
4. Welcome to Delaware
 
 
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