Spartanburg in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Purple Heart Memorial
Combat Wounded Veterans
wounded in all our wars
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 SC Chapter #1781 Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Topics and series. This historical marker 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. 34° 56.388′ N, 81° 54.576′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on Duncan Park Drive 0.1 miles south of Union Street, in the median. Marker is located in Veteran's Pointe Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Legion Memorial Archway (a few steps from this marker); Spartanburg County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Spartanburg Confederate War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Old City Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Heights Historic District (approx. one mile away); Converse Heights (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dexter Edgar Converse (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, S.C. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Converse College (approx. 1.1 miles away); Church of the Advent (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
More about this memorial. This is the standard Purple Heart Memorial seen at many veteran's memorials and National Cemeteries around the country. This one is slightly different in that there is usually inscription, "Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 • 1932," surrounding the Purple Heart. For unknown reasons, it is not included on this marker.
Also see . . . Purple Heart. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,014 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 3. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.