Purple Heart Memorial 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 Lifetime
Purple Heart Memorial top:
"You Have Never Lived Until You Have
Almost Died For Those Who Have Fought
For It. Life Has A Flavor That The
Protected Will Never Know"
Purple Heart Memorial back:
Erected by Chapter 385 and
California Dept. Military
Order of the Purple Heart
"All Gave Some — Some Gave All"
Purple Hearts Awarded After May 7, 1914, the Beginning of World War I
World War I, 1914-1918 Armistice, Purple Hearts Awarded - 251,390
World War II, 1941-1945, Purple Hearts Awarded - 964,409
Korean War, 1950-1953, Negotiated Armistice, Purple Hearts Awarded - 136,936
Vietnam Wars, 1961-1971, Negotiated Loss, Purple Hearts Awarded - 201,676
Cold War, 1945-1991, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded - 18,923
War on Terror Worldwide - On Going
Purple Hearts Awarded as of June 1, 2010 - 14,235
Desert Storm, Jan. 16, 1991 - April 26, 1991, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded - 590
Afghanistan Def. as of
June 15, 2010, On Going, Purple Hearts Awarded - 7,495
Iraq Def. as of July 1, 2010, Victory, Purple Hearts Awarded - 36,891
All Purple Hearts Awarded Are Estimates Only.
Battlefield Awards and Incomplete Records.
Freedom Is Not Free