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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General George C. Marshall

1880 - 1959

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 27, 2019
1. General George C. Marshall Marker
Inscription.  Planted on 5 June 1997 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the unveiling of the Marshall Plan with soil from Uniontown, PA, the Virginia Military Institute, the Department of State, the Department of Defense and Dodona Manor. Army Chief of Staff, "Architect of Victory" in World War II, Secretary of State, President of the American Red Cross, and Secretary of Defense. For his efforts to assist the recovery of postwar Europe through the Plan, that came to bear his name, he was awarded the Nobel Price for Peace.

"Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos."
Excerpt from Harvard University Commencement Address, June 5, 1947
 
Location. 38° 52.569′ N, 77° 4.34′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Porter Avenue west of Roosevelt Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Wilson Avenue, Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tomb of the Unknowns (here, next to this marker); 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment
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(within shouting distance of this marker); United States Army 8th Air Force (within shouting distance of this marker); 416th Bombardment Group (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); 3d United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Seafarers Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Categories. War, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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