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Eugene in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Henry Kissinger (1973)

 
 
Henry Kissinger (1973) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
1. Henry Kissinger (1973) Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State during the Nixon Administration, played a major role in diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. Kissinger called for the abolition of nuclear weapons. In 1973, Dr. Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Paris Agreement to bring about a ceasefire in the Vietnam War and the withdrawal of American forces.

If peace, the ideal, is to be our common destiny, then peace, the experience, must be our common practice.
 
Erected 2013 by Nobel Laureate Peace Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: PeaceWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 44° 3.445′ N, 123° 4.915′ W. Marker is in Eugene, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker can be reached from Island Day Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eugene OR 97401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jimmy Carter (2002) (here, next to this marker); Linus Pauling (1962) (here, next to this marker); Woodrow Wilson (1919)

Henry Kissinger (1973) Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
2. Henry Kissinger (1973) Marker - wide view
The Kissinger marker is the fifth from the left.
(here, next to this marker); Ralph J. Bunche (1950) (here, next to this marker); Barack Obama (2009) (here, next to this marker); Elie Wiesel (1986) (a few steps from this marker); John Mott (1946) (a few steps from this marker); Frank Kellogg (1929) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eugene.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located within the Nobel Peace Park, which is situated within Alton Baker Park, between the Defazio Bridge and Day Island Road.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Kissinger on hopes for talks with North Vietnamese, 1973 (YouTube, 1 min.). (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
2. Henry Kissinger (NobelPrize.org). "Christmas 1972 saw heavy bombing raids carried out over the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi by American B-52 bombers. All over the world, thousands of people took to the streets in protest. The man who ordered the bombing was at the same time spearheading cease-fire negotiations. The armistice took effect in January 1973, and the same autumn Henry Kissinger was awarded the Peace Prize together with his counterpart Le Duc Tho. The latter refused to accept the Prize, and for the first time in the history of the Peace Prize two members left the Nobel Committee in protest." (Submitted on October 8, 2020.) 
 
<i>Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, half-length portrait...</i> image. Click for full size.
Thomas J. Halloran (courtesy of the Library of Congress), November 10, 1975
3. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, half-length portrait...
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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