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.
Location. 40° 49.361′ N, 97° 33.42′ W. Marker is near York, Nebraska, in York County. Marker is on Interstate 80 at milepost 355.2, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: York I-80 Rest Area Westbound, York NE 68467, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moving People and Goods on the Overland Trail (a few steps from this marker); Nebraska's I-80 Bicentennial Sculptures (a few steps from this marker); Nebraska City-Fort Kearny Cut-Off (a few steps from this marker); Nebraska City Cut-Off of the Oregon Trail
Also see . . . History of the Purple Heart. (Submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.