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Dunedin in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
The Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 29, 2008
1. The Purple Heart Marker
looking east
Inscription.  Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration, “The Purple Heart”

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 time.

Erected by the Military Order of the Purple Heart

 
Erected 2008 by MOPH JFK Chapter #1963, Dunedin American Legion Post #275 and VFW Post #2550.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
 
Location. 28° 0.745′ N, 82° 47.377′ W. Marker is in Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is on Broadway (Alternate U.S. 19), on the right when traveling north. Just north of FL 580 (Main Street in Dunedin); just south of the SunTrust Bank. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunedin FL 34698, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 29, 2008
2. The Purple Heart Marker
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange Belt Railway Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance (about 700 feet away); Dunedin's African-American Community (approx. half a mile away); Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Willis S. Blatchley House (approx. half a mile away); The Dunedin LVT, Landing Vehicle Tracked (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Andrews Memorial Chapel (approx. 1.6 miles away); Training Area of the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibian Tractor (Alligator) (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunedin.
 
Purple Heart Park clock, looking towards the north image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 29, 2008
3. Purple Heart Park clock, looking towards the north
An additional Purple Heart Park marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 29, 2008
4. An additional Purple Heart Park marker
This Park, which was the SunTrust Park for many years, was given to the City of Dunedin through a generous donation by Mr. Joseph and Anna Kokolakis on November 7, 2007
The Purple Heart Park dedication marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 29, 2008
5. The Purple Heart Park dedication marker
Purple Heart Park
Our Nation’s First Purple Heart City
City of Dunedin
August 7, 2008
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,354 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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