Sutherland in Lincoln County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Purple Heart Trail
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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 - the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Location. 41° 8.343′ N, 101° 5.792′ W. Marker is in Sutherland, Nebraska, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Interstate 80 at milepost 159, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Rest Area at mile marker 159. Marker is in this post office area: Sutherland NE 69165, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Platte River Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossing the Overland Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Great Platte River Road (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Categories. • Heroes • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.