A few months ago, the Purple Heart monument was permanently positioned by the Armory at the Veteran's Walk of Honor. Due to many circumstances and poor memory, I have not properly thanked those responsible for this relocation. At this time I would like to thank Bob Newman and those responsible for pouring the footer and placing the monument. He coordinated with city council and committee and those responsible for this movement. I am planning a rededication ceremony sometime this summer. Again, my thanks to all and remember as you see this monument, it is dedicated to all Purple Heart recipients who did not survive their combat injuries.
Wilmer E. Strahler
MOPH, Chapter 743