Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial

Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial (HM26YO)

Location: Erie, PA 16508 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 6.632', W 80° 4.374'

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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.

Awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed, while serving on or after April 5, 1917, with the US military against the enemy.

Duty · Honor · Country

★ Honoring Gold Star Mothers ★

Dedicated to those in Northwestern PA
wounded in all wars

Combat Veterans Wounded
1782 Military Order of The Purple Heart 1932

My stone is red for
the blood they shed.
The medal I bear
is how 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 Commodore Perry Chapter 197
Military Order of the Purple Heart
HM NumberHM26YO
Series This marker is part of the Military Order of the Purple Heart series
Year Placed2012
Placed ByCommodore Perry Chapter 197 Military Order of the Purple Heart
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 576647 N 4662464
Decimal Degrees42.11053333, -80.07290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.632', W 80° 4.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 37.92" N, 80° 4' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2814 State St, Erie PA 16508, US
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