Hyannis in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Peace Corps Memorial
Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail
Engaging The Next Generation
The Peace Corps was established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961. JFK sought to encourage mutual understanding between Americans and people of nations and cultures by sending volunteers from the U.S.to work in developing countries. Sargent Shriver was the Peace Corps first director. Since its creation, some 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in over 139 countries. This memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps.
Location. 41° 39.053′ N, 70° 16.814′ W. Marker is in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Ocean St 0.1 miles south of South Street, on the left when traveling south. Located within Aselton Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hyannis MA 02601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 50 Years Of Peace Corps (here, next to this marker); National Seashore (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kevin Arthur Houston (approx. Hyannis Normal School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Of The Bulge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federated Church of Hyannis (approx. ¼ mile away); Hyannis Public Library Association (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyannis.
Also see . . . Kennedy Legacy Trail. (Submitted on January 2, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.