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Purple Heart Memorial

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
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 Pennsylvania.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.64′ N, 75° 8.568′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Spruce Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Veterans Memorial Park, immediately north of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, between Delaware Avenue and Front Street. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing (about 400 feet away); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803)
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
2. Purple Heart Memorial
(about 400 feet away); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (about 400 feet away); “A Man Full of Trouble” Tavern (about 500 feet away); Society Hill / The New Market and Head House (about 800 feet away); Queen Village / The New Market and Head House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
3. Purple Heart Memorial
Looking southeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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