The forest green leather case imprinted with gold lettering “Nobels Fredspris 1953 George C. Marshall” is almost as remarkable as the peace prize medal. Why?
Because the simplicity of the case in some ways demonstrates the humble nature of the man. Opening the case reveals the brilliant gold peace prize medal. This captures the essence of General Marshall as a dedicated humble servant and architect of the war whose most significant and lasting achievement was winning the peace through the Marshall Plan. If you ever get to see General Marshall’s peace prize, pause a moment and think about its case.
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