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Purdy in Barry County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Purdy Veteran's Memorial

 
 
Purdy Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mary Thurman, July 21, 2012
1. Purdy Veteran's Memorial Marker
Inscription.  This monument is dedicated to those who served our country by the people of Purdy, Missouri. We must always remember that by the sacrifices we enjoy our freedom today. Dedicated 2012.
 
Erected 2012 by Project Genesis.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 36° 48.994′ N, 93° 55.245′ W. Marker is in Purdy, Missouri, in Barry County. Memorial is on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Purdy MO 65734, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (about 600 feet away); War Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Christopher G. Stark Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Secession Convention in Cassville (approx. 9.9 miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri - 1858-1861
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(approx. 10 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Purdy.
 
More about this memorial. Project Genesis was the driving force behind the construction, design and establishment of the park, located east of city hall. Situated in the heart of the new park, the memorial stands as a testament of honor, sacrifice and thankfulness on behalf of those who served and a grateful community.

A new addition to the Purdy community, a memorial naming all the town's known veterans, back to the Civil War, was unveiled on July 21, 2012 during the first Purdy Festival.

A large crowd assembled to dedicate the simple, yet elegant stone memorial that contains the names of over 280 men and women who have served their country and called Purdy their home."

This memorial honors those who have been a part of keeping this country free," said 68th District State Representative Dave Sater, during his address to the crowd.

"Some of these individuals gave up two lives: the one they were living and the ones they were going to live in order to serve our nation.

We are forever indebted to their service," continued Sater. "They
Purdy Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mary Thurman, July 21, 2012
2. Purdy Veteran's Memorial Marker
are a reminder that freedom is never free."
 
Close up on top of water feature image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mary Thurman, July 21, 2012
3. Close up on top of water feature
Purdy Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mary Thurman, July 21, 2012
4. Purdy Veteran's Memorial Marker
Purdy Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mary Thurman, July 21, 2012
5. Purdy Veteran's Memorial Marker
Water feature at the site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mary Thurman, July 21, 2012
6. Water feature at the site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri.   3. submitted on February 3, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri.   4, 5. submitted on January 24, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri.   6. submitted on February 3, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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