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Purple Heart Memorial

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
1. Purple Heart Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart”

Combat Wounded Veterans-1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932.

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 Union County Chapter #28 M.O.P.H.
 
Location. 40° 39.67′ N, 74° 18.458′ W. Marker is in Cranford, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Springfield Avenue. Touch for map. This memorial is located in Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Springfield Avenue, Cranford NJ 07016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lest We Forget (a few steps from this marker); Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Abbott Harker, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Crane’s Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Crane’s Mills

Purple Heart Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
2. Purple Heart Memorial Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Crane Farm and Village Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kenilworth Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kenilworth 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cranford.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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