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Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Origin of the Purple Heart Trail

Mount Vernon, Virginia

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, December 5, 2008
1. Origin of the Purple Heart Trail Marker
Inscription. This marker commemorates the establishment of the Purple Heart decoration by General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, on August 8, 1782.

The Purple Heart Trail memorializes those patriots who were awarded the Purple Heart Medal in combat in defense of their nation.

[Rendering of the Purple Heart Medal:]
Military Order [of the] Purple Heart of the U.S.A. 1782, 1932.

Dedicated this 7th day of August 1998.
 
Erected 1998 by Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Ladies of Their Auxiliary.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.63′ N, 77° 5.167′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of George Washington Parkway (Virginia Route 400) and Mount Vernon Highway (Virginia Route 235). Touch for map. Marker is off the traffic circle, northeast of the main entrance to the Mount Vernon Estate. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon VA 22121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (a few steps from this marker); Mount Vernon Estate (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Mount Vernon (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Washington-Rochambeau Route to Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powel Coach (approx. 0.2 miles away); Park and Parkway (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servants (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Also see . . .  Purple Heart. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,655 times since then and 72 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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