1976 Bicentennial Peace Memorial - Whittier, CA, USA
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N 33° 58.505 W 118° 01.980
11S E 404574 N 3759873
Quick Description: This memorial to World Peace is located in the Whittier Civic Center near City Hall in Whittier, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2009 6:13:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM7J0X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:

Whittier 1976 Bicentennial Peace Memorial
Whittier 1976 Bicentennial Peace Memorial
The Whittier Peace Memorial was dedicated by the citizens of the Whittier area to the men who gave their lives in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The names of 157 men who were killed, and two missing in action in Vietnam, are listed on three bronze plaques. The fourth plaque contains the dedication and Whittier Bicentennial logo.
Whittier 1976 Bicentennial Peace Memorial
The sundial represents the world as a hollow sphere with the equatorial band parallel to the equator. Parallel to the axis of the earth and pointing to the North Star is the arrow, or gnomon, it casts a shadow on the equatorial band indicating the time and was designed to fit local time changes.
Whittier 1976 Bicentennial Peace Memorial
Monies for the Memorial were raised by individual contributions, from the sale of needlepoint kits and from the Bicentennial Committee funds. The memorial was designed by the architect William H. Harrison.

Source: City of Whittier Website
http://www.cityofwhittier.org/content/RA02.html
Text on Monument/Memorial Sign or Plaque:
"DEDICATED TO WORLD PEACE IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THE WHITTIER AREA WHO HAVE GIVEN UP THEIR LIVES IN THE PAST FOUR WARS IN ORDER THAT WE MAY LIVE IN PEACE"


Website about the Peace Monument/Memorial: [Web Link]

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