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Uniontown in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Marshall Legacy

 
 
The Marshall Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
1. The Marshall Legacy Marker
Inscription.  George Marshall became president of the American Red Cross and, in time, Secretary of Defense, retiring from that office and public service in 1951. He died in 1959 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Harry Truman said of Marshall: "He is the great one of the age.” Dwight Eisenhower: "Americans have never been so deeply indebted to any other soldier.” U.S. Statesman Henry Stimson: "I have never known anyone who seemed so surely to breathe the democratic American spirit. ... the destiny of America at the most critical time of its national existence has been in the hands of a great and good man. Let no man forget."

(Photo Caption): George C. Marshall, 1880 - 1959
 
Erected 2003 by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KCVO, ADC; Friends of Marshall.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
 
Location. 39° 54.039′ N, 79° 43.86′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on West Main Street (Business U.S. 40) east
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of North Mount Vernon Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 West Main Street, Uniontown PA 15401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Marshall Plan (a few steps from this marker); Mr. Secretary (a few steps from this marker); A Citizens' Army (a few steps from this marker); Europe First, Then Japan (a few steps from this marker); Plan “Without Hysteria” (a few steps from this marker); A Solid Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Middle Years (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uniontown.
 
The Marshall Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
2. The Marshall Legacy Marker
Quotes By Marshall On Three Plaques image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
3. Quotes By Marshall On Three Plaques
Located across from the marker on the north side of West Main Street.
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
4. Veterans Memorial
This Memorial is at the tip of the triangular shaped George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza which has been placed near the site of his boyhood home. The marker is located directly behind the Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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