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Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial

 
 
Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
1. Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Front
Inscription.
Purple Heart Memorial front:

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

Purple Heart Memorial top:

“You Have Never Lived Until You Have
Almost Died For Those Who Have Fought
For It. Life Has A Flavor That The
Protected Will Never Know”

Purple Heart Memorial back:

Erected by Chapter 385 and
California Dept. Military
Order of the Purple Heart

“All Gave Some — Some Gave All”
Purple Hearts Awarded After May 7, 1914, the Beginning of World War I
World War I, 1914-1918 Armistice, Purple Hearts Awarded – 251,390
World War II, 1941-1945, Purple Hearts Awarded – 964,409
Korean War, 1950-1953, Negotiated Armistice, Purple Hearts Awarded – 136,936
Vietnam Wars, 1961-1971, Negotiated Loss, Purple Hearts Awarded – 201,676
Cold War, 1945-1991, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded – 18,923
War on Terror Worldwide – On Going
Purple Hearts Awarded as of June 1, 2010 – 14,235
Desert Storm, Jan. 16, 1991 – April 26, 1991, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded – 590
Afghanistan Def. as of
Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Back image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
2. Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Back
June 15, 2010, On Going, Purple Hearts Awarded – 7,495
Iraq Def. as of July 1, 2010, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded – 36,891

All Purple Hearts Awarded Are Estimates Only.
Battlefield Awards and Incomplete Records.

Freedom Is Not Free

 
Erected by California Department of the Military, Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 385.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.499′ N, 121° 29.41′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from N Street north of 14th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Elbridge L. Hawk (within shouting distance of this marker); California Firefighters Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean A. Bell Kellogg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Civil War Memorial Grove (about 600 feet away);
Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
January 31, 2018
3. Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial Marker - Wide View
Liberty Bell Replica (about 600 feet away); Kenneth L. Maddy (about 700 feet away); Father Junipero Serra (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   3. submitted on February 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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