The Purple Heart
The Purple Heart medal was originated by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 for distinguished valor and is now awarded only to members of the armed forces of the United States who have been wounded in combat against an armed enemy.
Recipients of this unique award have been specifically honored by the U.S. Congress as a chartered fraternal organization known as the Military Order of the Purple Heart and have active members in chapters throughout the United States and the world.
Erected by Nebraska Chapters, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
Location. 40° 49.302′ N, 98° 17.707′ W. Marker is near Grand Island, Nebraska, in Hall County. Marker is on Interstate 80 at milepost 316.5, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grand Island I-80 Rest Area Westbound, Doniphan NE 68832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Island (a few steps from this marker); The Mormon Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Sinclair Tank Wagon, 1917
Also see . . . History of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on December 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.