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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for more information.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Purple Heart Memorial
The 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.
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 Richard E. Cowan Chapter #558, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, VietnamWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
 
Location. 37° 41.453′ N, 97° 20.716′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Monument is in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gold Star Families (here, next to this marker); American Gold Star Mothers
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Purple Heart Memorial
On left
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War and Homefront Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleet Marine Force Navy Hospital Corpsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); USN Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .  Veterans Military Park of Wichita. Park website homepage (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 26, 2022