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Bangor in Penobscot County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 

—1782 • Military Order of the Purple Heart • 1932 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
1. Purple Heart Memorial
Inscription.

Dedicated to all men and women
wounded in all our wars.

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, Department of Maine.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 44° 47.096′ N, 68° 48.318′ W. Marker is in Bangor, Maine, in Penobscot County. Marker is on Perry Road west of Webster Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Memorial is at the Cole Land Transportation Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Perry Road, Bangor ME 04401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Bangor World War II Honored Dead (here, next to this marker); Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Bunyan of Bangor, Maine (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Military Order of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Purple Heart. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A History Of The Purple Heart (NPR, 2010). (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Unobscured photo of the monument and a distant photo showing location of the monument • Can you help?
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