Origin of the Purple Heart Trail

Origin of the Purple Heart Trail (HM978)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22309
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.63', W 77° 5.167'

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Mount 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 Purple Heart Medal in combat in defense of their nation.

[Rendering of the Purple Heart Medal:]
Military Order [of the] Purple Heart of the U.S.A. 1782, 1932.

Dedicated this 7th day of August 1998.
HM NumberHM978
Year Placed1998
Placed ByMilitary Order of the Purple Heart and the Ladies of Their Auxiliary
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318616 N 4286716
Decimal Degrees38.71050000, -77.08611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.63', W 77° 5.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 37.80" N, 77° 5' 10.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-1081 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Alexandria VA 22309, US
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