“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy Historical Markers

The Human Relations Council Marker in front of City Hall. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
The Human Relations Council Marker in front of City Hall.
1Alabama (Calhoun County), Anniston — 5 — The Human Relations Council — Anniston Civil Rights Trail —
The Anniston City Commission, on May 16, 1963, established by resolution the Human Relations Council, consisting of five white men and four black men. The Council's purpose was to "make recommendations concerning human relations," and its members . . . Map (db m106627) HM
2Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Sheffield Colored School / Sterling High School
Sheffield Colored School Public education for Sheffield's black children began in 1889 in a framed building at E. 20th St. and S. Atlanta Ave. with Henry Hopkins as teacher. Professor Benjamin J. Sterling (1847-1941), a former slave, became . . . Map (db m193430) HM
3Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 4 — Water Cannons
Bull Connor ordered the fearless "Child Crusaders" to be blasted with high-pressure fire hoses, and he once again loosed the dogs on the young demonstrators. When the media finally exposed the nation to the cruel scene, President John F. Kennedy . . . Map (db m73019) HM
4Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Armstrong • Collins • AldrinLaunched: July 16, 1969 • Landed: July 20, 1969 • Splashdown: July 24, 1969 — "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." —
Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, spoke his famous words as he stepped onto the surface of the Moon. On July 20, 1969, President John F. Kennedy's mandate that America go to the Moon was fulfilled - Apollo 11's lunar module Eagle . . . Map (db m85465) HM
5Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Thrasher Memorial Fountain
Tom Goodman Thrasher August 4, 1916 December 19, 1999 -Grew up in Birmingham, Alabama -Studied Engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa -Married the former Dorothy Wright of Belmont, Mississippi -Served in the Army in North . . . Map (db m85611) HM
6Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Vivian Malone JonesJuly 15, 1942 - October 13, 2005
Side 1 On May 30, 1965, Vivian Malone, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Alabama. To achieve admission at the all-White university, she was forced to confront then Governor, George C. Wallace, in what has . . . Map (db m111392) HM
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7Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939
Foster Auditorium is the site of the June 11, 1963, “stand in the schoolhouse door” by Governor George C. Wallace in defiance of a court order requiring The University of Alabama to admit African-American students Vivian Malone and James . . . Map (db m37917) HM
8Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — City of Glendale Veterans Memorial
USS Arizona (BB-39) Launched June 19, 1915 Commissioned October 17, 1916 This memorial honors the human sacrifice and courage of every military veteran who defends the freedom of all Americans, regardless of the battlefront. This is . . . Map (db m40586) HM
9Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Home for Saguaros
The saguaro cactus before you owes its existence to the foresight of local residents. In the 1920s grazing and development threatened the saguaro's future. Saguaro forests began to disappear as mature cactuses were chopped to make way for new . . . Map (db m85355) HM
10Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Presidential Aircraft(Airforce One)
Used by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson 1961-1965Map (db m92600) HM
11Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92423) HM WM
12California (Alameda County), Berkeley — John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech
This plaque honors John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of the United States Principal speaker at the Charter Day ceremony held in the stadium March 23, 1962 Edmund G. Brown Governor of California Edwin W. Pauley . . . Map (db m152612) HM
13California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Los Angeles Sports Arena1959 - 2016
Richard Nixon, United States Vice-President Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Dedication, 1959.Map (db m211861) HM
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14California (San Diego County), San Diego — 798 — San Diego State University
In 1960 the state legislature authorized the California State colleges to grant honorary doctoral degrees to individuals who have made unusual contributions toward learning and civilization. On June 6, 1963 San Diego State College was the first of . . . Map (db m51099) HM
15California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Robert Lee Frost
1874–1963. This great poet was born in San Francisco, March 26, 1874. First child of William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie Frost. He lived in seven houses here all east of Van Ness Avenue and North of Market Street. Upon his . . . Map (db m639) HM
16California (San Luis Obispo County), Atascadero — Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial
Throughout history patriotic Americans have been drawn together to serve a cause greater than themselves. Some came because of common experiences. Most came because of common values. All came because they shared a dream. The people who . . . Map (db m61431) WM
17California (Shasta County), Whiskeytown — Central Valley Project
On September 28, 1963, less than two months before his assassination, President John F. Kennedy made his last official visit to California to dedicate Whiskeytown Dam. The dedication completed the Central Valley Project, a 500-mile-long water . . . Map (db m63356) HM
18California (Shasta County), Whiskeytown — Kennedy Memorial
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19Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 12 — Marian AndersonDanbury, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets® —
Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897. Although her early musical training was sporadic, a scholarship enabled her to study abroad under distinguished teachers. When Arturo Toscanini heard her perform at the Salzburg . . . Map (db m193431) HM
20Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stamford — Freedom Shrine
Freedom Shrine Created by the National Exchange Club to strengthen citizen appreciation of our American heritage Presented by the Exchange Club of Stamford Dedicated June 14, 1979 [ Reproductions of historic American documents are . . . Map (db m38610) HM
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21Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy made a presidential campaign address here November 7, 1960Map (db m151927) HM
22Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — In Memoriam John F. Kennedy
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23Connecticut (Middlesex County), Middletown — Old City Hall Bell
This bell was originally part of the clock located in the old city hall tower at 255 Main Street. In 1958, the municipal building was erected at this site. In a joint venture, the city administration appropriated and various citizens donated . . . Map (db m98555) HM
24Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"I must say, having been here at three o'clock in the morning and now at six-thirty in the evening, that Waterbury is either the easiest city in the United States to get a crowd in, or it has the best democrats in the United States. In any case, . . . Map (db m36066) HM
25District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 4 — Life on the ParkRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
During the Civil War (1861-1865), the Union Army Carver Hospital and barracks occupied Meridian Hill. The facilities attracted African American freedom seekers looking for protection and employment. By war’s end, a Black community had put down . . . Map (db m130705) HM
26District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — 17 — American UniversityTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
Beyond Ward Circle to your left is the campus of American University, chartered by Congress in 1893. Methodist Bishop John Fletcher Hurst guided the university’s development as a center for training future public servants. With its schools in . . . Map (db m130932) HM
27District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — 18 — Live on Our Stage!Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
When NBC radio and television and its local affiliate, WRC, moved to these new headquarters in 1958, the average TV screen measured 12 inches. The facility opened with six studios—three TV and three radio. Soon history happened here. . . . Map (db m47866) HM
28District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 1 — Edge of the RowTour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
America’s oldest navy and marine installations are just blocks from where you are standing. This is the northern edge of a Capitol Hill community shaped by the presence of the U.S. military. Eighth Street is its commercial center. The . . . Map (db m130729) HM
29District of Columbia (Washington), Colonial Village — Frank D. Reeves7760 16th Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
Frank D. Reeves (1916–1973), a lawyer and civil rights activist, was part of the team that shaped the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation. He advised Senator John F. Kennedy on minority affairs . . . Map (db m24679) HM
30District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Reported permanently removed
When the historic character of Lafayette Square was severely threatened during her husband’s administration, it was preserved with the vision and dedicated efforts of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. This view from Decatur House is dedicated to . . . Map (db m32135) HM
31District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — Lafayette Square
When President John F. Kennedy took office in 1961, the historic residences surrounding Lafayette Square were facing near-certain demolition for new office buildings. It was through the vision and dedicated efforts of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy . . . Map (db m206475) HM
32District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — Restoration of Jackson Place and Lafayette SquareWhite House Conference Center
[Sketch of townhouses along Jackson Place, NW - the western border of Lafayette Square - behind which the White House Conference Center was constructed in the 1960s & 70s.] Dedicated to those whose spirit and vision helped to preserve . . . Map (db m32421) HM
33District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Construction begun 1893, dedicated 1913. Built to replace the . . . Map (db m32131) HM
34District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 9 — Completing the TriangleMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center honoring the 40th president, filled the last open space in the Federal Triangle. When former First Lady Nancy Reagan dedicated it in 1998, the redevelopment of this area of . . . Map (db m57205) HM
35District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Daniel Patrick Moynihan PlaceRonald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote the Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture and the proposal for the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Avenue, which President John F. Kennedy proclaimed on May 23, 1962. He served in the . . . Map (db m49586) HM
36District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Edward TellerProfessor of Physics, 1935 to 1945
This plaque commemorates the seminal research of the renowned Dr. Edward Teller during his tenure at The George Washington University. By agreement with GW Professor George Gamow, President Cloyd Heck Marvin invited the Hungarian-born Teller to . . . Map (db m47326) HM
37District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — "The Birth of Camelot"
On Sunday, May 13, 1951 (Mother's Day), a third term congressman from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy, met his future wife, Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party in this Georgetown townhouse hosted by their mutual friend and reporter, Charles . . . Map (db m199527) HM
38District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Freed Slave and Future President
At the turn of the 19th century, Yarrow Mamout, a slave granted his freedom a few years earlier, amassed $200 and purchased a piece of property and a house at what is now 3330-3332 Dent Place. Born in West Africa, Yarrow worked for 50 years for . . . Map (db m112139) HM
39District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Georgetown's Watering Holes
Among the first businesses in historic Georgetown were its inns and taverns. They not only offered food, drink and lodging, but were focal points of community life where political debate and civic meetings took place and business deals were made. . . . Map (db m121195) HM
40District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Holy Hill
"Holy Hill," the site of Georgetown University, the Convent of the Visitation, and Holy Trinity Church, has been the center of Catholic spiritual life in the nation's capital since its beginnings in the late-18th century. Shortly after the . . . Map (db m112129) HM
41District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — John Fitzgerald KennedyChurch of the Holy Trinity
[Rendering of the Seal of the President of the United States] In Memoriam Within the hallowed walls of the historic Church of the Holy Trinity in Georgetown, D.C. worshipped the late President of the United States, John Fitzgerald . . . Map (db m193433) HM
42District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Political Salons of Georgetown
Throughout its history, Georgetown has been at the center of Washington’s political and social life. As early as 1789, Washington and Jefferson met in a local tavern to plan the new capital. The Marquis de Lafayette, who fought with us in the . . . Map (db m97757) HM
43District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — President John F. Kennedy
In the cold winter of 1960-61 this house had an important role in history. From it was flashed to the world news of pre-Inaugural announcements by President John F. Kennedy Presented by The grateful newsmen who were given . . . Map (db m112127) HM
44District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Stately Houses and Gardens
Hidden behind the grand houses of N Street — and many others large and small — are tranquil walled gardens with brick terraces, old shade trees, lily ponds, swimming pools, and a tennis court or two. Behind you stands the Edes . . . Map (db m113641) HM WM
45District of Columbia (Washington), Hillsdale — 7 — Roads That DivideAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
In the early evening of November 22, 1963, a clutch of people stood forlornly on this bridge spanning Suitland Parkway. They awaited the procession carrying the body of slain President John F. Kennedy from Andrews Air Force Base to Bethesda . . . Map (db m130723) HM
46District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Belford V. Lawson and Marjorie M. Lawson Residence8 Logan Circle, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
Belford V. Lawson (1909–1985) and Marjorie M. Lawson (1912–2002) were prominent attorneys. Mr. Lawson helped win landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including New Negro Alliance v. Sanitary Grocery (1938) and . . . Map (db m79362) HM
47District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 1 — America's Main StreetMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
The broadest and most important street in Pierre L'Enfant's Plan of 1791 for the nation's capital connects to the Capitol and the White House. Pennsylvania Avenue. Almost every American knows its name. Almost every visitor to the Washington . . . Map (db m57215) HM
48District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Welcome Aboard!United States Navy Memorial, National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, DC — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"Any man who may be asked…what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal and pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'" — President John F. Kennedy
Throughout . . . Map (db m109016) WM
49District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 10 — Community AnchorsMidcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail — Reported damaged
Across the intersection stands the tower of O Street Market. When the market opened in 1881, and refrigerators had not been invented, people shopped here daily for everything from live chickens to fresh tomatoes. At first the vendors were . . . Map (db m130893) HM
50District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — Dr. Dorothy Height
Dr. Dorothy Height worked to advance women's, civil, and human rights with many of our nation's leaders. How many can you recognize? Back Dr. Dorothy Height Has lived at 700 7th Street, SW since 1983. As President Emmerita . . . Map (db m112797) HM
51District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 18 — Rooms With a View: An Idealistic VisionRiver Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail —
More than 50 years after it opened in 1964, Tiber Island stands as a tribute to the idealism that marked the new Southwest. Planners hoped the neighborhood's mid-20th-century modern architecture, mix of high- and low-rise structures, balance . . . Map (db m130607) HM
52District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Site of the American University AddressCommencement June 10, 1963
Delivered by John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of the United States 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 . . . Map (db m130034) HM
53District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A National MemorialGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
As an important link between the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery, the bridge itself is a memorial to those who have given their lives for their country. As the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, numerous dignitaries, . . . Map (db m140991) HM
54Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Complex 14
Vc = Ro √(g/Ro+h) "… one of the most complex tasks ever presented to man in this country -- the achievement of manned flight in orbit around the earth." - John F. Kennedy Thirty-Fifth President of the United States This marker . . . Map (db m69963) HM
55Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In Memory Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 Thirty-Fifth President Of The United States 1961-1963 This memorial erected by the Jacksonville Building and Construction Trade Council to commemorate John F. Kennedy’s . . . Map (db m138337) HM
56Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Cuban missile crisis October 1962Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The Cuban missile crisis — known as the October crisis in Cuba and the Caribbean crisis (Russian: к ариский кризис, tr. Karibskiy krizis) in the USSR — was a . . . Map (db m193986) HM WM
57Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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58Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — MacDill: 1950 to 2000The Base Maneuvers Through the Years
3 F-80 Shooting Stars Fly to Korea In February 1951, MacDill's 307th deployed to Okinawa for the Korean conflict. It was one of the first units to move its fighting forces overseas. MacDill During Vietnam During the Vietnam conflict, . . . Map (db m34149) HM
59Florida (Miami-Dade County), Florida City — F-739 — Operation Pedro PanOperación Pedro Pan
On this site, which was officially known as the Florida City Shelter of the Catholic Welfare Bureau’s Children’s Program, thousands of Operation Pedro Pan children found refuge from Communist Cuba between 1961 and 1966. Operation Pedro Pan . . . Map (db m71917) HM
60Florida (Monroe County), Key West — F-546 — The Little White House
Built in 1890 as quarters for Navy officers, the Little White House later was used by American Presidents William Howard Taft, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Truman used the facility as a vacation . . . Map (db m32655) HM
61Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Vietnam War1954-1975
The Vietnam War began when Vietnamese nationalists ended one hundred years of colonial rule by forcing the French out of the country. The 1954 Geneva Peace Accords divided the country into North and South Vietnam to separate the opposing groups . . . Map (db m57568) HM
62Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Arizona MemorialWar Memorial of the Pacific — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii —
“…In honor, and in commemoration of the members of the armed forces of the United States who gave their lives to their country during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.” Public Law 87-201 Construction . . . Map (db m111524) HM WM
63Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Blackstone HotelMarshall & Fox, architects — 1910 —
An outstanding example of Modern French style of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture. As one of the city's earliest luxury hotels, it became the "Hotel of Presidents," serving as host to a dozen U.S. Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. . . . Map (db m94409) HM
64Illinois (Madison County), Alton — Freedom Shrine
Theodore Roosevelt Letter On Cuba On January 22, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Secretary of War William Howard Taft rejecting the idea of a protectorate over Cuba and expressing his determination that the United States should . . . Map (db m169581) HM
65Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Our Fallen Illinois Service Members
In memory of Our fallen Illinois service members in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi freedom"The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter . . . Map (db m57341) WM
66Illinois (St. Clair County), O'Fallon — Lest We Forget
"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude: America will never forget their sacrifices." Harry S. Truman, 1945
This . . . Map (db m179451) WM
67Illinois (St. Clair County), Scott Air Force Base — C-141B Starlifter65-0236
President John F. Kennedy pushed a golden telegraph key at the White House that sent a signal to open the hanger doors in Marietta, Georgia, for the August 22, 1963, official rollout of the first C-141A Starlifter (61-2775). That aircraft flew for . . . Map (db m162243) HM
68Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt(FDR: January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945 | AER: October 11, 1884 - November 1, 1962)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (AER) were one of the first power couples in American politics. FDR's sweeping vision helped rescue the United States from the worst economic depression in its history and led the country . . . Map (db m132850) HM
69Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana Vietnam and Korean Wars Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives August 5, 1950 Hi Folks, Things are going smooth here today and it wouldn't hurt my feelings any if they stayed that way. Your loving son, Jim (James W. Farmer) Killed in . . . Map (db m132839) WM
70Iowa (Wright County), Dows — Dows Freedom Rock Veterans MemorialRay "Bubba" Sorensen II
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. - J. F. Kennedy ———————— For those veterans who never heard . . . Map (db m89397) WM
71Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — Phoenix Park
Most famous of all hostelries in Lexington was Postlethwait's, which was located on this site. Started in 1797, the inn was known for its fine beverages, bountiful table and attentive services. In 1820, a fire destroyed 38 rooms of the inn and . . . Map (db m119116) HM
72Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — Elvis J. Stahr, Jr.March 9, 1916 - November 11, 1998
Born in Hickman, Mr. Stahr became one of the towns most decorated citizens. Having studied in England as a Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Stahr went on to become President John F. Kennedy's selection as Secretary of the Army in 1961. During his tenure, the . . . Map (db m18448) HM
73Kentucky (Logan County), Russellville — 1960 — Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983
Civil Rights Activist Author In 1948, Alice Dunnigan was first black reporter on campaign trail with a president--Truman. Under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, she was member of President's Committee on Equal Opportunity. Author of: A . . . Map (db m123369) HM
74Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech
On Friday October 19, 1959, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D) from Massachusetts, delivered a campaign speech in pursuit of the 1960 Democratic Party's nomination for the office of President of the United States. From the stage of the 23rd International Rice . . . Map (db m87865) HM
75Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Vietnam War1954-1975
Panel 1 Much like the Korean War before it, the Vietnam War started as a civil war in Asia, but quickly evolved into an international matter because it became yet another manifestation of the Cold War. By 1954, a communist regime controlled . . . Map (db m208813) WM
76Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Superdome Vietnam Memorial
Plaque 1 "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. - . . . Map (db m106003) WM
77Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Superdome Vietnam Wall
1954 Communist forces win decisive victory over French at Dien Bien Phu. Geneva Accords divide Vietnam. Southeast Asia Treaty Organization is formed. President Dwight D. Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam. 1955 One Million Vietnamese . . . Map (db m106032) HM WM
78Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Evoking Our Naval Heritage PastSailing Confidently Into The Future
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium has been called a "Memorial that happens to be a stadium". While visitors and athletes for nearly 50 years have been inspired by the campaigns and battles emblazoned around the stadium facade, much more needed . . . Map (db m127935) HM WM
79Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Thurgood Marshall1908-1993 — Equal Justice Under Law —
[Inscription in dark circle on plaza deck.] Thurgood Marshall's first major victory in his life-long struggle for equality under the law for all Americans took place in the Maryland Court of Appeals which then stood near this memorial. In . . . Map (db m7706) HM
80Maryland (Baltimore), Upton — Thurgood Marshall House
"Why, of all the multitudinous groups of people in this country, do you have to single out Negroes and give them separate treatment?" Thurgood Marshall reproached the Supreme Court with this and other questions in the landmark civil rights case . . . Map (db m6636) HM
81Maryland (Calvert County), Solomons — M. M. Davis Shipyard1885–1974
1885 Marcellus M. Davis established his shipyard at this location, in 1913 the yard was moved to larger quarters across the harbor on Mill Creek. During the 1930’s, Davis’ yard produced many outstanding wooden yachts which brought international fame . . . Map (db m3460) HM
82Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — John F. Kennedy
Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States who on this spot May 14, 1960, addressed the people of Dorchester County. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country."Map (db m73050) HM
83Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Declaration of Independence / President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
The Declaration of Independence On June 7, 1776, forty-four-year-old Richard Henry Lee, Senior Member of the Virginia Delegation, submitted a resolution to the Continental Congress:
Resolved, that these United Colonies . . . Map (db m145903) HM
84Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Andrews Air Force Base
Since World War II, Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland has been known for its special mission — the air transport of senior U.S. government officials, foreign heads of state and other visiting dignitaries. During John F. Kennedy's . . . Map (db m127715) HM
85Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Tree Growth Rings
This is a slice of tree trunk that had its last growth year in 2005 before it was felled. See how the growth rings vary in thickness from year to year? We have marked the year 2000 and each decade before. Can you find the ring for the year in which . . . Map (db m138709) HM
86Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Memorial WalkwayMassachusetts National Cemetery — Dedicated May 29, 2016 —
"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers." President John F. Kennedy Map (db m183323) WM
87Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Hyannis — Hyannis HarborHyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail
The Kennedys Sailing Tradition One of the most well-known Kennedy pastimes is sailing, often from Hyannis Harbor into Nantucket Sound. JFK and Jacqueline spent many summers sailing with their family in Hyannis Port. U.S. Senator Ted . . . Map (db m157364) HM
88Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Hyannis — JFK MemorialHyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail
The 35th President of the United States, 1961 - 1963 John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (JFK) was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. At age 43, he was the youngest . . . Map (db m144082) HM
89Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Hyannis — 2 — Main St. HyannisHyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail
Main Street, Hyannis in the 1960s was filled with activity. Shops were bustling, and supporters of John F. Kennedy, running for president, lined the streets. Since JFK based much of his campaigning out of the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, . . . Map (db m144001) HM
90Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Hyannis — 6 — National SeashoreHyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail
President John F. Kennedy loved Cape Cod and its unique natural environment. In 1961, he signed legislation establishing an American treasure, the Cape Cod National Seashore, protecting the fragile coastline from Chatham to Provincetown. The . . . Map (db m144005) HM
91Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Hyannis — Peace Corps MemorialHyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail
Engaging The Next Generation The Peace Corps was established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961. JFK sought to encourage mutual understanding between Americans and people of nations and cultures by sending volunteers . . . Map (db m144009) HM
92Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Hyannis — Roses For RoseHyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Matriarch of the Kennedy Family. Did you notice the amount of roses on Main Street and Pearl Street in Hyannis? Many people on Cape Cod associate roses here with Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the matriarch of the . . . Map (db m157310) HM
93Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Garden Court StreetNorth End
This street was long noted for its gardens and governors. At No. 4, opposite the site of Governor Hutchinson’s mansion, lived one of Boston’s “Irish governors,” John J. (“Honey Fitz”) Fitzgerald, ward boss, congressman and . . . Map (db m18072) HM
94Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Parker House
One of Boston’s luxury hotels, opened by innovative hosteller Harvey Parker, the Parker House has been operating on this site since 1856. Parker introduced the European Plan, started the practice of scrod, the fresh white fish catch of the day. The . . . Map (db m18510) HM
95Massachusetts (Worcester County), Winchendon — Veterans Memorial
This monument is dedicated to all from Winchendon who served honorably in the defense of our country in the Army Navy Marine Corps Air Force Coast Guard
"And so, my fellow Americans, ask . . . Map (db m151880) WM
96Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Michigan Union and the Peace Corps
At 2 a.m., October 14, 1960, three weeks before the election, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed a densely packed crowd in front of the Michigan Union. In a three-minute impromptu speech, he challenged them to contribute a part of . . . Map (db m134565) HM
97Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — John C. Stennis Space Center
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy announced plans to send humans to the moon. NASA selected this site for an engine testing facility for the Apollo Moon program. During its construction in 1963, nearly 6,100 workers began building three . . . Map (db m107881) HM
98Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 2 — Medgar Evers Home — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front Medgar and Myrlie Evers moved into this home with their children - Darrell and Reena - in 1955 after Medgar became Mississippi's first NAACP Field Secretary. Son Van was born in 1960. Evers was an outspoken activist for . . . Map (db m115401) HM
99Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — Lyceum — The Circle Historic District
Lyceum — The Circle Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark This district possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America . . . Map (db m103003) HM
100Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — 7 — University of Mississippi — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front On October 1, 1962, James Meredith broke the rigid segregation in Mississippi's higher education when he became the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Though federal courts had ordered his admission, . . . Map (db m102580) HM

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