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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
1. Purple Heart Memorial
Inscription.

Dedicated to all men and women
wounded in all our wars.

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 Department of Arkansas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 35° 23.162′ N, 94° 25.55′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker is on Rogers Avenue east of 6th Street (Arkansas Highway 255), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Monument is on the county courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 South 6th Street, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sebastian County California Gold Seekers (a few steps from this marker); 50 Year Concrete Street Service Award • 1963 (a few steps from this marker); Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial

Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. Purple Heart Memorial
County courthouse in background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sebastian County Seat of Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phoenix Block (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Also see . . .
1. Military Order of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. (Submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Purple Heart. (Submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A History of the Purple Heart (NPR, 2010). (Submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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