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John F. Kennedy Defines The Peace Corps

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
1. John F. Kennedy Defines The Peace Corps Marker
Inscription.  Here at 2:00 AM on October 14, 1960, John Fitzgerald Kennedy first defined the Peace Corps. He stood at the place marked by the medallion and was cheered by a large and enthusiastic student audience for the hope and promise his idea gave the world.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkPeace. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1960.
 
Location. 42° 16.504′ N, 83° 44.465′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of South State Street and South University Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South State Street. Marker is located at the entrance to the Michigan Union. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 S State St, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Union 75th Anniversary (a few steps from this marker); Michigan Union (a few steps from this marker); The Michigan Union and the Peace Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Michigan Campus 1907 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Making of a Great University
John F. Kennedy Defines The Peace Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
2. John F. Kennedy Defines The Peace Corps Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Law Quadrangle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tappan Hall (about 500 feet away); Spanish-American War Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
3. Medallion
Marker for the spot JFK stood while delivering his speech
Medallion image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
4. Medallion
Location of medallion on steps of the Michigan Union
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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