Dedicated August 7, 2012
—1782 to Present —In February 1932, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, then-Army Chief of Staff, announced that the War Department was reviving Gen. George Washington's badge of military merit as a new decoration: the Purple Heart. Since then, more than one million Americans have been awarded this unique medal. It traces its origins to Aug. 7, 1782, making it America's oldest military decoration and, except perhaps for the Medal of Honor, is the best known military medal.
|Series||This marker is part of the Military Order of the Purple Heart series|
|Placed By||Commodore Perry Chapter 197 Military Order of the Purple Heart|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 576647 N 4662464|
|Decimal Degrees||42.11053333, -80.07290000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 6.632', W 80° 4.374'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 6' 37.92" N, 80° 4' 22.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2814 State St, Erie PA 16508, US|
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