Lecompton in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Purple Heart Trail in Kansas
"Freedom Isn't Free"
Dedicated to the memory of 1LT Michael L. Gandy, U.S. Army, Killed In Action, 29 March 1968, Vietnam
On May 13, 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, proclaimed the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System in Kansas, as the "Purple Heart Trail." This trail memorializes those heroic service members who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed on them for wounds received in defense of our Nation and commemorates the patriotic American heritage given to us by General George Washington, the father of our country.
This trail is a project of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) comprised of patriots who have been wounded in combat while in service of the United States of America. The MOPH promotes principles of patriotism and dedication to duty, and objectives of respect, fraternalism, history, and education.
The "Purple Heart Trail" parallels the interstate highways, and does not replace current names and tributes to individuals and organisations.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 2003.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lecompton KS 66050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lecompton (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Brethren in Christ Church in Kansas (approx. 1½ miles away); Sheriff Samuel J. Jones (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lecompton Constitution Hall (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lane University (approx. 6.6 miles away); Coon Point (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Lecompton (approx. 6.7 miles away); Democratic Headquarters (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lecompton.
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