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Mr. Secretary

 
 
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Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
1. Mr. Secretary Marker
Inscription.  In January 1947, after failing to negotiate an end to the Chinese Civil War, George Marshall was appointed Secretary of State by President Truman. The last Allied leader to give up hope of working with the Soviets, Marshall concluded in spring 1947 that the U.S.S.R. was stalling a German settlement and a permanent peace. "We are at the point of decision." Marshall helped build a bipartisan foreign policy. Aid to Greece and Turkey, the Berlin Airlift, and the creation of NATO ensued.

(Photo Caption): George Marshall was a visionary who didn't normally use notes or speeches when he spoke to Congress, above. Others came to rely on his integrity. He was a source of strength in a changing and turbulent world.
 
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: Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1947.
 
Location. 39° 54.035′ N, 79° 43.854′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be
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reached from West Main Street (Business U.S. 40) east of North Mount Vernon Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located in the George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. A Citizens' Army (here, next to this marker); The Marshall Plan (here, next to this marker); Europe First, Then Japan (a few steps from this marker); The Marshall Legacy (a few steps from this marker); Plan “Without Hysteria” (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Middle Years (within shouting distance of this marker); A Solid Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uniontown.
 
Mr. Secretary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
2. Mr. Secretary Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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