Cambridge in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Purple Heart Memorial
Combat Wounded Veterans
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 memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Heroes • Military • Patriots & 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. Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial (here, next to this Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (here, next to this marker); Guernsey County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Guernsey Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Robert T. Secrest (within shouting distance of this marker); Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George R. Tingle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Also see . . . History of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on March 22, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 14 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.