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Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial - Athens, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 55.697 W 083° 23.171
17S E 279431 N 3756768
Quick Description: Located just inside the entry to Memorial Park, the Memorial was erected by the NE Georgia Chapter 531 Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Athens Historical Society.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2010 7:01:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM8APF
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Long Description:
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation's oldest militry decoration 'The Purple Heart'.
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.
Erected by Northeast Georgia Chapter #531 Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Greater lost hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Gold Star Honor Roll, Athens and Clarke County
-a list of names-
May 27, 1988
by the Athens Historical Society
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: Combat Wounded Veterans

Marker Text:
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation's oldest militry decoration 'The Purple Heart'. 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. Erected by Northeast Georgia Chapter #531 Military Order of the Purple Heart. Greater lost hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Gold Star Honor Roll, Athens and Clarke County -a list of names- May 27, 1988 by the Athens Historical Society


Date of dedication: May 27, 1988

Who Put it Here?: NE Georgia Chapter 531 Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Athens Historical Society

Description of Memorial:
A flagpole stands over a stone memorial and a bronze plaque atop this hill.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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