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Purple Heart Trail -- Belle Plaine KTA Service Area, Belle Plaine KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 37° 22.013 W 097° 19.344
14S E 648551 N 4136892
Quick Description: Interstate Highways in KS are designated as the Purple Heart Trail, according to this sign at the Belle Plaine KTA Service Area, Belle Plaine KS
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2017 10:04:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMX58W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
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Long Description:
This sign at the Belle Plaine KTA Service Area, Belle Plaine KS, explains the Purple Heart Trail, the reason for its creation, and what roads are part of it. It contains two depictions of George Washington.

The sign reads as follows:

[military order of the purple heart emblem]
[Purple Heart medal]
“Freedom Isn’t Free”
Dedicated to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines wounded or killed in action

On 13 May 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sibelius proclaimed the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System in Kansas, as the “Purple Heart Trail.” This trail memorializes those heroic servicemembers who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed on them for wounds received in defense of our nation and commemorates the patriotic American heritage given to us by General George Washington, the father of our country.

This trail is a project of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) comprised of patriots who have been wounded in combat while in service of the United States of America. The MOPH promotes principles of patriotism and dedication to duty, and objectives of respect, fraternalism, history, and education.

The “Purple Heart Trail” parallels the interstate highways, and does not replace current names and tributes to individuals and organizations."
Belle Plaine KTA Service area
Belle Plaine, KS

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