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Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
1. Purple Heart Memorial
History of the medal
Military Order of the Purple Heart:
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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 2003 by Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Kansas.
 
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. 38° 23.196′ N, 96° 10.877′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon County. Memorial is on Commercial Street (State Highway 99), on the right when traveling south. Monument is in All Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 933 South Commercial Street, Emporia KS 66801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant Frederick Timmerman (a few steps from this marker); Alvin J. King (a few steps from this marker); Lebanon, Grenada, and Panama Veterans Memorial (a few
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steps from this marker); Emporia High School World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Gold Star Mothers of America War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Emporia's Mexican American Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Edwin H. Hawes (a few steps from this marker); PFC Floyd Everett Campbell (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
2. Purple Heart Memorial
Looking east from the memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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