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Purple Heart Memorial

 
 
Purple Heart Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
1. Purple Heart Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart”

Combat Wounded Veterans-1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 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 Union County Chapter #28 M.O.P.H.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 39.67′ N, 74° 18.458′ W. Marker is in Cranford, New Jersey, in Union County. Memorial is on Springfield Avenue. This memorial is located in Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Springfield Avenue, Cranford NJ 07016, 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. Lest We Forget (a few steps from this marker); Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Abbott Harker, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Crane’s Ford (within shouting distance

Purple Heart Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
2. Purple Heart Memorial Marker
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of this marker); Memorial Tree Planted by the Village Improvement Association (approx. ¼ mile away); Crane’s Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crane Farm and Village Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kenilworth Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cranford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 27, 2022