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Sunbury in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for more information.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 28, 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.
"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 2007 by Grateful Citizens of Ohio and Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 148.
 
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.
 
Location. 40° 14.594′ N, 82° 51.727′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Cherry St.. Memorial is near the Eternal Flame at the rear of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial, on Cherry Street (Ohio Route 37), between Burrer Drive and Evening Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury OH 43074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 28, 2008
2. Purple Heart Memorial
Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial Eternal Flame in foreground.
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as the crow flies. Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunbury Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General William Starke Rosecrans / Glacial Erratics (about 800 feet away); Sunbury, Ohio / Sunbury Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galena War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Galena (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hoover Reservoir (approx. 2.2 miles away); Birthplace of Gen. Wm. S. Rosecrans (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 28, 2008
3. Purple Heart Memorial
In distant background, behind the black POW/MIA flagpole, at the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 15, 2022