Florida Key’s Purple Heart Trail

IMG_0527Welcome to one of the Florida Key’s newest historical road signs!

A quick lesson in Roadside Signage 101: The brown background road signs on our nation’s highways and roads are informational relating to recreational, cultural & historical point of interest. And now you know! 🙂

The Purple Heart metal is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who are wounded in battle at 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. It is specifically a combat decoration.

You can find one of the Key’s newest road signs ‘Purple Heart Trail’ at the southern end of Florida City Mile Marker 126.7 bayside near the unofficial beginning to the Florida Keys.

ADDED BONUS: I love this, enlarge the photo at the bottom of the blog and zoom in to the white billboard on the right, it’s a biker bar named ‘Last Chance Saloon’ that advertises “Inside Toilets”. 🙂 Only in the Keys!

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