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Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial

 
 
Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
1. Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Front
Inscription.  
Purple Heart Memorial front:

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

Purple Heart Memorial top:

“You Have Never Lived Until You Have
Almost Died For Those Who Have Fought
For It. Life Has A Flavor That The
Protected Will Never Know”

Purple Heart Memorial back:

Erected by Chapter 385 and
California Dept. Military
Order of the Purple Heart

“All Gave Some — Some Gave All”
Purple Hearts Awarded After May 7, 1914, the Beginning of World War I
World War I, 1914-1918 Armistice, Purple Hearts Awarded – 251,390
World War II, 1941-1945, Purple Hearts Awarded – 964,409
Korean War, 1950-1953, Negotiated Armistice, Purple Hearts Awarded – 136,936
Vietnam Wars, 1961-1971, Negotiated Loss, Purple Hearts Awarded – 201,676
Cold War, 1945-1991, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded – 18,923
War on Terror Worldwide – On
Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Back image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
2. Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Back
Going
Purple Hearts Awarded as of June 1, 2010 – 14,235
Desert Storm, Jan. 16, 1991 – April 26, 1991, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded – 590
Afghanistan Def. as of June 15, 2010, On Going, Purple Hearts Awarded – 7,495
Iraq Def. as of July 1, 2010, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded – 36,891

All Purple Hearts Awarded Are Estimates Only.
Battlefield Awards and Incomplete Records.

Freedom Is Not Free

 
Erected by California Department of the Military, Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 385.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.499′ N, 121° 29.41′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Memorial can be reached from N Street north of 14th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Elbridge L. Hawk (within shouting distance of this marker); California Firefighters Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
January 31, 2018
3. Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Wide View
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jean A. Bell Kellogg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gravel Pit Parking Lot (about 400 feet away); Acorns, Oaks, and the Native Peoples (about 400 feet away); California Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   3. submitted on February 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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