McConnelsville in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Purple Heart Memorial
Combat Wounded Veterans
Military Order of the Purple Heart, 1782/1932.
“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 Businesses, Organizations and Citizens of Morgan County Chapter #625.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Military • Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
Location. 39° 38.931′ N, 81° 51.062′ W. Marker is in McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 60) and 8th Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is in Riecker Park, in front of the Morgan County government building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Carlos M. Riecker Complex (here, next to this marker); Evelyn True Button House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (about 500 feet away); Morgan County (about 600 feet away); Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); McConnelsville World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); McConnelsville Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnelsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.