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Site of the American University Address

 
 
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By Devry Jones, February 17, 2019
1. Site of the American University Address Marker
Inscription.
Commencement June 10, 1963

Delivered by
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
President of the United Sates 1961-63

This address contained the policy declaration which led to the treaty banning nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, outer space, and under water signed in Moscow August 5, 1963. . . . Approved by the United States Senate September 24, 1963, ad entered into force October 10, 1963 with the signatures of one hundred seven nations.

From the address:
"I have therefore, chosen this time and this place to discuss . . . the most important topic on Earth: world peace. . . the United States. . . will never start a war. . . This generation of Americans has already had enough of war and hate and oppression . . . . confident and unafraid, we labor on. . . not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace."
 
Location. 38° 56.217′ N, 77° 5.54′ W. Marker is in Tenleytown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Indian Lane NW north of Rockwood Parkway Northwest, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the Army Chemical Corps
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By Devry Jones, February 17, 2019
2. Site of the American University Address Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Eliza Graydon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jeju Jeong-nang (approx. 0.2 miles away); School of International Service (approx. ¼ mile away); Battelle Memorial Building (approx. ¼ mile away); American University September 11 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Jeju Dolhareubang (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tenleytown.
 
Also see . . .  JFK - Speech at American University (Youtube, 3 mins.). (Submitted on February 20, 2019.)
 
Categories. PeacePoliticsWar, Cold
 
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Cecil Stoughton / White House Photograph Office (photo courtesy of the National Archives), June 10, 1963
3. President addresses American University Commencement
Full title: President addresses American University Commencement, receives honorary degree. President Kennedy at Podium, speaker's platform guests. Washington, D.C., American University, John M. Reeves Athletic Field.
 
 
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