Saturday, June 1, 2013

Purple Heart Combat Veterans

The Purple Heart is a specifically awarded as a combat decoration for members of the armed forces of the United States who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.

This monument is located on the Iowa State Capitol Complex and is part of the Monuments and Memorials Tour in Des Moines was erected by the Department of Iowa Military Order of the Purple Heart and dedicated on February 21, 2004.

Previous articles in the series:
Allison Monument
American Revolution
Bicentennial Fountain
Bicentennial Time Capsule
Centennial Time Capsule
Christopher Columbus Memorial
Crocker Memorial
Daniel Cooper Memorial Tree
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Flagpole
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Bench
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Sundial
Great Seal of Iowa
Japanese Bell and Bell House
Korean War Memorial
Liberty Bell
Lincoln and Tad
Martin Luther King, Jr. Tree
Memorial Bench
Parrot Rifle
Peace Pole
Pioneer Statuary Group and Buffalo Head Drinking Fountain