Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Purple Heart Memorial
Combat Wounded Veterans
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 Department of Pennsylvania.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Military. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
Location. 39° 56.64′ N, 75° 8.568′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Spruce Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Veterans Memorial Park, immediately north of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, between Delaware Avenue and Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Tracings from the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting Corporal Michael J. Crescenz (within shouting distance of this marker); Tồ Quốc Ghi O'n (within shouting distance of this marker); POW★MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing (about 400 feet away); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.