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Richland Center in Richland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway

Dedicated on November 11th, 2001

 
 
Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription.  This plaque marks the starting point of the Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway.

In 1994 Wisconsin's Governor Tommy G. Thompson signed into Law Wisconsin Act 347, which designated U.S. Highway 14 west from Richland Center to the Wisconsin State Border as the Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway.

This highway is dedicated to all of the men and women who were wounded or gave their lives for our country in time of conflict.

The Price Of Freedom Is Never Free

 
Erected 2001.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1994.
 
Location. 43° 20.64′ N, 90° 23.719′ W. Marker is in Richland Center, Wisconsin, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 6th Street (U.S. 14) and Bancroft Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker is by the American Legion Veterans Memorial Park; Bayard De Hart Post 13. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Flag Park Drive, Richland Center WI 53581, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Nearby Granite Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. Nearby Granite Monument
Combat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars.
Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 · 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 the Citizens and Veterans of Richland County.
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8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ada James (approx. 0.3 miles away); Krouskop Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of GTE (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boaz Mastodon (approx. 5½ miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 5½ miles away); Richard M. Brewer (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ocooch Mountains (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Little Rock (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richland Center.
 
Nearby Sign <i>[foreground]</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 5, 2009
3. Nearby Sign [foreground]
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Green Ash tree symbolizes a silent living memorial honoring veterans of WWII and the citizens who provided their support.
Planted May 30, 2001 as a lasting tribute by Richland Center VFW Post 2267.
Tablet next to Granite Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 5, 2009
4. Tablet next to Granite Monument
This Bicentennial Tree
A memorial to Richland County comrades who made the supreme sacrifice in the Vietnam conflict.
Ronald F. Boeing
Dean L. Dalberg
Terence J. Connors
Terrance L. Drea

Bower - Gunnill - Dalton Post 2267
Flag Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 5, 2009
5. Flag Park
The American Legion
Veterans Memorial Park
Bayard De Hart Post 13
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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