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Cambridge in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
1. Purple Heart Memorial
History of the Medal
Military order of the Purple Heart website entry
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Inscription.  
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars.

1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 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 Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 625 and The People Who Share in Our Pride and Love of Country.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHeroesMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location. 40° 1.492′ N, 81° 35.393′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west. Memorial is on the south grounds of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge OH 43725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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. Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial (here, next to this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (here, next to this marker); Guernsey County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Guernsey County Vietnam Conflict Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Guernsey Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Robert T. Secrest (within shouting distance of this marker); Representatives in the United States Congress who Were Residents of Guernsey County (within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
2. Purple Heart Memorial
Guernsey County Veterans, Medal of Honor, and Desert Storm Memorials to right of Purple Heart Memorial. County courthouse in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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