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Junction City in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Purple Heart Memorial

 
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
1. Purple Heart Memorial
Inscription.
Top
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars

Middle right
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.

Base
We few, we happy few. We band of brothers. For he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall always be my brother.

Plaque on back
This Purple Heart Monument was made possible by the efforts of: Commander George Enezyme Smith, Jr Sr-Vice Commander Douglas R. Teener Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 780 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 830 BPOE Ladies Auxiliary Lodge 1037 Glenn and Dixie Rahorst Central National Bank Kolling Pharmacy
This monument was dedicated 7 August 2010
 
Erected 2010 by Chapter 780, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 39° 1.649′ N, 96° 49.796′ W. Marker is in Junction City, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is on Washington Street (U.S. 40) south of 6th Street, on the right when traveling south
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
2. Purple Heart Memorial
Looking south toward 5th Street; Washington Street to the left.
. Touch for map. Located adjacent to the State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Junction City's Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Junction City KS 66441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st Infantry Division Memorial (a few steps from this marker); State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Soldier Memorial (approx. one mile away); Cholera Epidemic of 1855 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vanguard of Freedom (approx. 3.1 miles away); Confederate POWs (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Geary County CVB. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. The Military Order of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
3. Purple Heart Memorial
Looking north toward the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and 6th Street; Washington Street to the right.
Detail of Purple Heart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
4. Detail of Purple Heart Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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