Wyandotte Interactive Tour / Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument

Wyandotte, Michigan
1854 Wyandotte Village   |   Ford City   |   Glenwood & Mt. Carmel   |   South Wyandotte

21. Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument, June 6, 1943, Restored and Rededicated November 6, 1999

This monument was erected to recognize a state convention of the Order of the Purple Heart held in Wyandotte in June 1943. Michigan Governor Harry Kelly presided over the dedication on June 6, 1943. Kelly lost his leg in WWI and was a member of the Order.

Reported to be the first monument the Order had in the United States, the sculptor was I. DeBiasis from River Rouge. The monument was restored and placed on a new pedestal by the Wyandotte Historical Society, and rededicated on November 6, 1999.