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New Windsor in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
Purple Heart Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Purple Heart Memorial Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the 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 the Military Order of the Purple Heart

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
 
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. 41° 28.284′ N, 74° 3.586′ W. Marker is in New Windsor, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Temple Hill Road (New York State Route 300), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: New Windsor NY 12553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); New Windsor Cantonment (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Hut
Marker at Purple Heart Hall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Marker at Purple Heart Hall of Honor
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.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The People of the New Windsor Cantonment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unknown Soldier (about 400 feet away); The Temple (about 400 feet away); Freedom Road (about 400 feet away); "The Publick Building Called the Temple" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Windsor.
 
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 . . .
1. National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. History of the Medal. Military Order of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism
 
Detail of Purple Heart Decoration on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Detail of Purple Heart Decoration on Marker
The Purple Heart in Flowers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
4. The Purple Heart in Flowers
This floral arrangement, located near the Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, NY, is made to resemble the military decoration.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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