Totowa in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Purple Heart Memorial
Combat Wounded Veterans
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 Military Order of the
Purple Heart Chapter #366
( Back of Monument : )
The following have made this memorial possible . . .
Mlitary Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #366
Mayor John Coiro and Totowa Council Members
American Legion Post #227
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10104
Murph’s Boy’s Charitable Ass’n
C & H Agency, Inc.
Edward’s Totowa Realty
Caravan Products Co., Inc.
Greater Community Bank
Fit – Rite Body Parts, Inc.
Festa Memorial * Pitman Corp.
Totowa P.B.A. #80
United Federation System
Spinella Landscaping, Inc.
Apollo Cards & Flag
Det. Lt. Neil Van Ess Vice Commander N.J. M.O.P.H.
Capt. Ralph Miller
Vincent DeStefano * Vincent Fugarazzo
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
Location. 40° 54.291′ N, 74° 12.608′ W. Marker is in Totowa, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Blvd (County Route 646) and Totowa Road (County Route 644), on the right when traveling north on Union Blvd. Marker is located in Veteran's Memorial Park in Totowa. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Totowa NJ 07512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Encampment (a few steps from this marker); 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); John P. Holland (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington Headquarters (approx. 1.4 miles away); Colonel Theunis Dey (approx. 1.4 miles away); Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 1.4 miles away); John P. Holland’s First Submarine (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Totowa.
More about this memorial. The left portion of the marker contains an image of the Purple Heart decoration, surrounded by the inscription 1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932. It has a caption of "Combat Wounded Veterans".
Also see . . . History of the Medal. Military Order of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.