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Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Combat Wounded Veterans

Veterans Memorial Center

 
 
Combat Wounded Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
1. Combat Wounded Veterans Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to the recipients of the nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart”

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.

Combat Wounded Veterans
Military Order of the Purple Heart
1782 1932
 
Erected by Combat Wounded Veterans of Chapter #453.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
 
Location. 28° 21.083′ N, 80° 40.974′ W. Marker is on Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of South Sykes Creek Parkway and Fortenberry Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located within the Veterans Memorial Plaza part of the Veterans Memorial Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 S Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island FL 32952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Operation Desert Storm (here, next to this marker); Korean Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); September, 11th, 2001 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named September, 11th, 2001 (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor (here, next to this marker); American Revolutionary War (a few steps from this marker); A-7E Carrier-based attack-bomber (a few steps from this marker); POW★MIA (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
 
Combat Wounded Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
2. Combat Wounded Veterans Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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