Des Moines in Polk County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Combat Wounded Veterans
Military Order of the Purple Heart
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 by Dept of Iowa Military Order of the Purple Heart.
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. 41° 35.383′ N, 93° 36.162′ W. Marker is in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County. Memorial is on East Walnut Street, 0.1 miles east of Finkbine Drive, on the left when traveling west. South side of State Capitol, across Walnut street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines IA 50319, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (a few steps from this marker); S-36 Submarine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William Boyd Allison A Reflection of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); War Of The Rebellion Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa Revolutionary War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iowa Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Des Moines.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2011, by Juris Bets of Des Moines, Iowa. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on May 4, 2011, by Juris Bets of Des Moines, Iowa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.