Near Sedgwick in Harvey County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Purple Heart Trail in Kansas
"Freedom Isn't Free"
— Dedicated to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines Wounded or Killed in Action —
On 13 May 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, proclaimed the Eisenhower Insterstate Highway System in Kansas, as the "Purple Heart Trail." This trail memorializes those heroic service members who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed on them for wounds received in defense of our Nation and commemorates the patriotic American heritage given to us by General George Washington, the father of our country.
This trail is a project of The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) comprised of patriots who have been wounded in combat while in service of the United State of America. The MOPH promotes principles of patriotism and dedication to duty, and objectives of respect, fraternalism, history, and education.
The "Purple Heart Trail" parallels the interstate highways, and does not replace current names and tributes to individuals and organizations.
Erected by The Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • Patriots & PatriotismRoads & Vehicles • Women. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
Location. 37° 55.878′ N, 97° 19.605′ W. Marker is near Sedgwick, Kansas, in Harvey County. Memorial is on Interstate 135 one mile north of 125th Street (I-135 Exit 22), on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the Comfort Station at the northbound KDOT rest area, about five miles ENE of the town of Sedgwick. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sedgwick KS 67135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bernhard Warkentin (approx. 7.8 miles away); Newton Carnegie Library (approx. 7.9 miles away); 1871 Water Well Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Railroad Savings and Loan Building (approx. 8.1 miles away); Mennonite Settler (approx. 8.1 miles away); Santa Fe Steam Locomotive #1880 (approx. 8.3 miles away); Unknown Dead of the Civil War (approx. 8.3 miles away); Coastal Defense Cannon (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Also see . . . History of the Purple Heart Medal. (Submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.