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Military Order of the Purple Heart Historical Markers

Markers relating to the Military Order of the Purple Heart for combat wounded members of the United States armed forces.
 
Purple Heart Memorial (on far left) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
Purple Heart Memorial (on far left)
Alabama (Covington County), Andalusia — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded
To Honor Covington County Purple Heart Recipients — Map (db m94900) WM
Alabama (Cullman County), Cullman — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 My stone is red for the . . . — Map (db m101168) WM
Alabama (Cullman County), Cullman — PFC Patrick BatesCullman County, Alabama
K Company 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division Last American soldier killed in combat, WWII. Shot in back of ear, right side, by a Japanese sniper in Guam. Buried, Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii — Map (db m101098) HM WM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Purple Heart

In 1782 General George Washington created a new military badge for Enlisted Men and Non-Commissioned Officers called the Badge of Military Merit. This was the forerunner of the Purple Heart that we know today. The award fell into disuse until . . . — Map (db m90776) HM WM

Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
. . . — Map (db m92352) WM
Arkansas (Washington County), Fayetteville — Purple Heart Memorial
Purple Heart Memorial Combat Wounded Veterans Dedicated May 20, 2005 — Map (db m78035) HM
California (Fresno County), Fresno — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation's oldest military decoration "The Purple Heart" 1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they . . . — Map (db m41059) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 49 Fourth Street
On this site, the famous “49 Fourth Street” location of the United States Selective Service Induction Center, tens of thousands of San Franciscans and other Northern Californians were inducted into military service during World War II . . . — Map (db m72617) HM
California (Shasta County), Igo — Military Order of the Purple Heart MemorialNorthern California Veterans Memorial
Combat Veterans Wounded-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. — Map (db m104604) WM
Connecticut (New Haven County), New Haven — Combat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to All Men and Women Wounded in All Our Wars Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782   1932 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 . . . — Map (db m93211) WM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — Wounded Combat Veterans Memorial — Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all wars
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Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Purple Heart Trail in Delaware
Dedicated by Governor Jack A. Markell and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Delaware July 27, 2011 The National Purple Heart Trail Memorializes those heroic soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who have had the Purple . . . — Map (db m65649) WM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Eglin AFB — Combat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to All Men and Women Who Are Recipients of the Nation’s Oldest Military Decoration The Purple Heart 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 . . . — Map (db m102523) WM
Florida (Pinellas County), Dunedin — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration, “The Purple Heart” Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 • 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show . . . — Map (db m13956) HM
Florida (Santa Rosa County), Milton — Combat Wounded VeteransSanta Rosa County
Dedicated To All The Men And Women Who Are Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 . . . — Map (db m99910) WM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Purple Heart Tribute Memorial
This Purple Heart tribute is provided in remembrance of all combat wounded veterans who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country. May their noble virtues live forever in our memory. Proverbs Erected by members and friends of . . . — Map (db m73447) WM
Iowa (Polk County), Des Moines — Combat Wounded Veterans
Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 1932 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 . . . — Map (db m42145) HM
Kansas (Geary County), Junction City — Purple Heart Memorial
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 . . . — Map (db m43968) HM
Kansas (Geary County), Junction City — Purple Heart Trail in Kansas"Freedom Isn't Free" — Dedicated to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines Wounded or Killed in Action
On 13 May 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, proclaimed the Eisenhower Insterstate Highway System in Kansas, as the "Purple Heart Trail." This trail memorializes those heroic service members who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed on them . . . — Map (db m32715) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Sedgwick — Purple Heart Trail in Kansas"Freedom Isn't Free" — Dedicated to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines Wounded or Killed in Action
On 13 May 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, proclaimed the Eisenhower Insterstate Highway System in Kansas, as the "Purple Heart Trail." This trail memorializes those heroic service members who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed on . . . — Map (db m56916) HM
Kansas (Lyon County), Emporia — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
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Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Military Order of the Purple Heart, 1782/1932. “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 . . . — Map (db m56651) HM
Kentucky (Barren County), Glasgow — Barren County Purple Heart Memorial
This memorial commemorates the sacrifice of those Barren Countians who received the Purple Heart for injury or death as the result of enemy action. They bled and died that we the protected might live in freedom. May we ever be mindful of their . . . — Map (db m88121) WM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans — 1782 • Military Order of the Purple Heart • 1932
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Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" 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 . . . — Map (db m109895) WM
Missouri (Jasper County), Webb City — The Military Order of The Purple Heart
The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington in 1782. At that time it was called Badge of Military Merit. In 1932 it became known as the Purple Heart and is awarded only for combat wounded veterans. Some Gave All - . . . — Map (db m37234) HM
Nebraska (Hall County), Grand Island — 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 . . . — Map (db m79693) HM WM

Nebraska (Keith County), Ogallala — Purple Heart
The Purple Heart medal was originated by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 for distinguished valor and now awarded only to members of the armed forces of the United States who have been wounded in combat against an armed . . . — Map (db m51253) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Veterans Wounded
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.Map (db m20037) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Honoring Middlesex County recipients of “The Purple Heart” our nation’s oldest military medal 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 . . . — Map (db m62736) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” 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 . . . — Map (db m62735) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Totowa — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women who are recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” 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 . . . — Map (db m62742) HM
New Jersey (Warren County), Belvidere — Warren County Purple Heart Monument
Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 Dedicated to all recipients of the Purple Heart, those wounded during our nation's wars and conflicts. My stone is red for the blood they shed, the medal I bear . . . — Map (db m30523) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — This Purple Heart Memorial
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New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932
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. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, for he to-day that sheds his blood . . . — Map (db m80286) WM
New York (Orange County), New Windsor — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration, “The Purple Heart” 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 . . . — Map (db m8228) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Capture of Stony Point
This tablet is to commemorate the heroic capture of the fortress of Stony Point by troops of the Light Infantry under the command of Maj. Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne the night of July 15-16, 1779 Erected by the Jewish War Veterans of . . . — Map (db m11617) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Combat Wounded Veterans(Wilson County)
Dedicated To All The Men And Women In All Wars Combat Wounded Veterans 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 . . . — Map (db m66572) WM
North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782 - 1932
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. — Map (db m44704) HM

Ohio (Clark County), Springfield — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
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 . . . — Map (db m13355) HM
Ohio (Delaware County), Sunbury — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
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Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. 1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932 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 . . . — Map (db m15980) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
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Ohio (Morgan County), McConnelsville — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Military Order of the Purple Heart, 1782/1932. “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 . . . — Map (db m13469) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Norristown — Military Order of the Purple Heart1782 1932
This memorial is erected by the Military Order of the Purple Heart in revered memory of the men and women of our military services who sacrificed their lives in combat action against our nation's armed enemies. They unselfishly served . . . — Map (db m23565) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
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.Map (db m21530) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — Purple Heart Memorial

A tribute to Combat Wounded Veterans who gave so much of themselves in all wars

Purple Heart Medal Est. 1782

Dedicated May 30, 2001 — Map (db m108570) WM

South Carolina (Beaufort County), Parris Island — To Purple Heart Recipients
Military Order of The Purple Heart 1782 • 1932 How can Man die better than facing fearful odds for the Ashes of his Fathers and the temples of his Gods — Map (db m87183) WM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
. . . — Map (db m13478) HM
South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — Purple Heart Memorial Highway
On May 24, 2012, the South Dakota DOT Transportation Commission officially declared Interstate 90 from the Minnesota border to the Wyoming border as South Dakota's segment of the national Purple Heart Trail. The Purple Heart Trail was . . . — Map (db m101380) WM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Combat Wounded Veterans
Top Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars.

Front 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 . . . — Map (db m45285) HM

Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Purple Heart MemorialWounded Combat Veterans — 1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932
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Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Origin of the Purple Heart TrailMount Vernon, Virginia
This marker commemorates the establishment of the Purple Heart decoration by General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, on August 8, 1782. The Purple Heart Trail memorializes those patriots who were awarded the . . . — Map (db m14173) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico National Cemetery — Purple Heart Memorial
Military Order of the Purple Heart U.S.A. 1782 • 1932 — Map (db m3531) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico National Cemetery — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 • 1932 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 . . . — Map (db m3535) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Bridgeport — Combat Wounded
Combat Wounded Dear friend, beware as you stand by As you are now, so once was I As I am now, so you will be, So get prepared to follow me. “To follow you I am not content Until I know which way you went." We are such things . . . — Map (db m108674) WM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Combat Wounded
Dear friend, beware as you stand by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you will be. So get prepared to follow me. “To follow you I am not content. Until I know which way you went.”

We are such things as dreams are made . . . — Map (db m104605) WM

West Virginia (Preston County), Hazelton — Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial
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. — Map (db m74418) WM

Wyoming (Albany County), Laramie — The Purple Heart Trail
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 . . . — Map (db m47143) HM

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