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Rockford Peace Plaza - Rockford, IL, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Lindave
N 42° 18.942 W 088° 58.830
16T E 336789 N 4686728
Quick Description: Come to see a beautiful favorite of ours in Rockford, IL.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2009 12:21:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM79A8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 10

Long Description:
Key design elements of this beautifully landscaped Peace Plaza include the 15 foot by 34 foot sculpture “Harmony Atlas” which sits atop a 7 foot by 25 foot granite sculpture base in the center of the Plaza itself crafted in brick-like streetprint. The sculpture base is adorned with 10 peace quotes from modern day and ancient prophets of peace. Each six-sided Peace Pole in the Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza proclaims the peace prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in 12 languages. The languages are identified below each prayer in English.

The Court of Flags has been created in furtherance of the mission to celebrate the heritage of those dwelling in the community. Flags accepted for display in the Court of Flags must represent current member states of the United Nations
Text on Monument/Memorial Sign or Plaque:
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” John F Kennedy “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Mother Theresa, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize Winner “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” Martin Luther King, 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Winner “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi “There can never be peace between nations until it is first known that true peace is within the souls of men.” Ogalala Sioux “Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.” Albert Einstein “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” Abraham Lincoln “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.” John Lennon “Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should in fact enjoy perpetual peace.” Petrarch, Born in 1304, considered the “father of humanism” “In order to have peace, we must always want it, and not always doubt it.” Aristide Briand, 1926 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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