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.
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Peace. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list.
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); Maritime MuseumHyannis Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); National Seashore (within shouting distance of this marker); Hyannis Armory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); HyArts Artist Shanties (about 700 feet away); Ralph P. Bismore (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Hyannis Harbor (about 800 feet 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 6 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.