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Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial

Dedicated August 7, 2012

 

— 1782 to Present —

 
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By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
1. Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker
Inscription.  In February 1932, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, then-Army Chief of Staff, announced that the War Department was reviving Gen. George Washington's badge of military merit as a new decoration: the Purple Heart. Since then, more than one million Americans have been awarded this unique medal. It traces its origins to Aug. 7, 1782, making it America's oldest military decoration and, except perhaps for the Medal of Honor, is the best known military medal.

Awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed, while serving on or after April 5, 1917, with the US military against the enemy.


Duty • Honor • Country

★ Honoring Gold Star Mothers ★

Dedicated to those in Northwestern PA
wounded in all wars

Combat Veterans Wounded
1782 Military Order of The Purple Heart 1932


My stone is red for
the blood they shed.
The medal I bear
is how 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 Commodore Perry Chapter
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By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
2. Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker
197
Military Order of the Purple Heart

 
Erected 2012 by Commodore Perry Chapter 197 Military Order of the Purple Heart.
 
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. 42° 6.632′ N, 80° 4.374′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Memorial is on State Street south of Glenwood Park Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 505), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2814 State Street, Erie PA 16508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag Display (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Philip Cochran (within shouting distance of this marker); Sister Bernard Sheridan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eben Brewer (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harry Kellar (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
3. Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker
Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
4. Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker
Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
5. Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker
Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
6. Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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