Purple Heart Monument

This monument was installed by the National Organization of Purple Heart Chapters.


The 7 ‘Purple Heart” rose bushes are significant as they represent 7 August 1782. It was on that date that George Washington pinned the 1st medal on the colonial soldiers.




There is a plaque at the entrance and exit to the Memorial grounds that reads:

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.

Department of the New Mexico
Military Order of the
Purple Heart


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