Purple Heart Trail in Kansas - Douglas County, KS
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N 39° 01.181 W 095° 30.590
15S E 282714 N 4321958
One of 32 markers or signs, each dedicated to a different MOPH recipient.
Waymark Code: WMNJ8H
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 03/22/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Four For All
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County of memorial: Douglas County
Location of memorial: I-70, Kansas Turnpike rest area, E. of Topeka
Marker erected by: Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, The Military Order of the Purple Heart
Memorial erected: July 1, 2005

Marker text:

"Freedom Isn't Free"

Dedicated to the memory of
1LT Michael L. Gandy, U.S. Army,
Killed In Action, 29 March 1968, Vietnam

On May 13, 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, proclaimed the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System in Kansas, as the "Purple Heart Trail." This trail memorializes those heroic service members 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 organisations.

Marker Name: Purple Heart Trail in Kansas

Marker Type: Rest Area

Marker text:
Please see Above

Marker Location: Douglas

Year Marker Placed: 07/01/2005

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker Web Address: [Web Link]

Official Marker Number: Not listed

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