Dedication of the Purple Heart Highway
"In the name of the Department of Iowa, Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A., I now dedicate this highway to the welfare and enjoyment of our Department and Community. May it ever remind us that true service is in action, not sentiment alone. We dedicate not an inanimate, strip of concrete, but a contribution to our daily life, which we will ever guard in commemoration of our fellow Patriots who have departed this life. To those who have served an are still serving in the Armed Forces of this Nation. To those who wear the Purple Heart and to the thousands whose deeds of valor have gone unnoticed and unrewarded because no witness lived to tell of their heroic deeds."
- Given by Lowell H. Lein, Commander Chapter1979 M.O.P.H., September 23, 1995