“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Peace Topic

Turkey Town Council Site Marker image, Touch for more information
By Angela Nichols, March 14, 2018
Turkey Town Council Site Marker
1Alabama (Cherokee County), Centre — Turkey Town Council Site
One mile south was an important Indian Council site from about 1707. Named for noted chief, the "Turkey". Here in October 1816, a council of Cherokees, Creeks, and Chickasaws met to settle boundaries and ratify a peace treaty. General Andrew . . . Map (db m114989) HM
2Alabama (Henry County), Screamer — Indian Treaty Boundary Line
The Treaty of Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814 by Major General Andrew Jackson on behalf of the President of the United States of America and the Chiefs, Deputies and Warriors of the Creek Indian Nation, established a boundary line between the . . . Map (db m71836) HM
3Alabama (Henry County), Screamer — Indian Treaty Boundary Line
The Treaty of Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814 by Major General Andrew Jackson on behalf of the President of the United States of America and the Chiefs, Deputies and Warriors of the Creek Indian Nation, established a boundary line between the . . . Map (db m71838) HM
4Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Michael Hall MobbsCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Representing the Secretary of Defense at the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks in the 1980's, Michael Mobbs was a leader in negotiations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., resulting in the most complex arms control treaty in history.Map (db m38644) HM
5Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — To Commemorate the Passage of The Olympic TorchJune 29, 1996
Guarding the Flame of the Centennial Olympic Games These heroes carried the sacred flame the symbol of World Peace, Friendship and Unity. Lane Barnes, William Debuty, Charles Friedrich, Jeremy Gaertner, Kevin Hall, Jordan Hardick, Katie . . . Map (db m106095) HM
6Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Bishop Michael H. Kenny
"I love this country and the ideals upon which it was founded…More than anything else, I care about the men and women who make up our military forces…I do not want to see them either kill or be killed in a war that is not moral or . . . Map (db m181757) HM
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7Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — 1908 Reunion of U.S. Marshals
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8California (Alameda County), Hayward — Friendship MonumentHayward City — Funabashi City
Marker One: Seven year Sister City anniversary November 7, 1993 This Monument Symbolizes the Everlasting Bond of Friendship Marker Two: City of Funabashi Ichifuna High School Funabashi International Relation Association . . . Map (db m207375) HM
9California (Alameda County), Livermore — Sister City Program
“The Sister City Program is an important resource to the negotiations of governments in letting the people themselves give expression of their common desire for friendship, goodwill and cooperation for a better world for all” . . . Map (db m19970) HM
10California (Alameda County), Livermore — This Cherry Tree is a Gift
This cherry tree is a gift from the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco in commemoration of the Japan-US Cherry Blossom Centennial and 35 years of friendship between Yotsukaido, Japan and Livermore.Map (db m198671) HM
11California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Concord, California - Kitakami, Japan
Concord, California Kitakami, Japan Sister Cities October 25, 1974Map (db m206220) HM
12California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — Beniamino Bufano1898 - 1970
Hand of Peace, 1967 Born in Italy, Beniamino Bufano immigrated to the United States when he was three years old, and settled in San Francisco in 1915. A popular figure of the San Francisco art scene, Bufano was well . . . Map (db m91551) HM
13California (Fresno County), Fresno — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968
"I have a dream..." Nobel Peace Prize 1964 Dedicated January 18, 1988Map (db m41011) HM
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14California (Los Angeles County), Glendale — Glendale Station ClockOak of Peace
The General Andres Pico Oak Tree once stood in Rancho San Rafael in an area that later became part of the City of Glendale. This tree played a significant role in the history of California. On January 11, 1847, representatives of Los Estados Unidos . . . Map (db m128302) HM
15California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — 10th Anniversary
In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the sister-city relations between Long Beach and Qingdao with the compliments of Qingdao Municipal People's Government, P.R. ChinaMap (db m72459) HM
16California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City AssociationBuilding Leaders for a Global Community — Peace through Personal Diplomacy —
This plaque was dedicated on the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association to honor the citizens of both cities who are dedicated to peach through personal diplomacy. November 8, 2013 Bob . . . Map (db m73101) HM
17California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 181 — Lankershim Monument
[Panel #1] James B. Lankershim. Born Charleston, MO, March 24, 1850. Died Oct. 16, 1931. Commissioned Capt. Troop D Calvary 1st Brigade, N.G.O. Aug. 9, 1895 and Lieutenant Colonel N.G.O. July 21, 1903. [Panel #2] Near here . . . Map (db m125561) HM
18California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 159 — Ralph Bunche Home
First African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Built 1908. Declared 1976, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 159, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. Built in 1908, this was the childhood . . . Map (db m174655) HM
19California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 187 — Friendship BellKorean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion, Angels Gate Park
The friendship bell, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was presented as a gift from the people of the Republic of Korea to the people of the United States of America on the occasion of the American Bicentennial Jubilee to further the friendship and . . . Map (db m51064) HM
20California (Los Angeles County), South Pasadena — Adobe Flores
Headquarters of General Jose Maria Flores before the capitulation to General John C. Fremont, January 13, 1847, at Cahuenga.Map (db m129774) HM
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21California (Los Angeles County), Studio City — 151 — Campo de CahuengaOriginal Adobe
Beneath this park rest the stone foundations and floor tiles of the historic adobe where Mexican General Andres Pico and U.S. Lieutenant Colonel John C. Fremont signed the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Signing the Treaty ended the . . . Map (db m126025) HM
22California (Monterey County), Monterey — Larkin House
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23California (Orange County), Cypress — The Freedom TreeSpec 4 David Munoz
The Freedom Tree With the vision of Universal Freedom for all Mankind This tree is dedicated to Spec 4 David Munoz And all prisoners of war and missing in action 1973Map (db m195333) WM
24California (Orange County), Newport Beach — Nakayoshi - Good Friends
On November 27, 1984, in Newport Beach City, Mayor Evelyn R. Hart of Newport City and Mayor Shizuo Nakane of Okazaki City represented the people of the respective cities and made a Declaration of the Formation of a Sister City Affiliation. . . . Map (db m190048) HM
25California (Orange County), Yorba Linda — 1015 — Richard Nixon Birthplace"I was born in a house my father built." — President Richard Nixon (1913-1994) —
In 1912 Frank and Hannah Nixon built this modest farmhouse on their small citrus ranch. Here Richard Nixon was born, January 9, 1913, and spent his first nine years. He served his country as Congressman, U.S. Senator, Vice President, and 37th . . . Map (db m50342) HM
26California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — May Peace Prevail on Earth
Joining more than 200,000 locations around the world, this Palm Springs Pole brings the international initiative to this international city. Founded in 1955, the global Peace Pole Project seeks to "uplift humankind toward harmony rather than . . . Map (db m206210)
27California (San Diego County), San Diego — The History of the Japanese Friendship Garden
1915 - 1955 In Balboa Park the year 1915, San Diego opened its Panama-California Exposition. Designed to call attention to San Diego and bolster the economy, the Exposition highlighted archaeological and anthropological displays as well as . . . Map (db m209206) HM
28California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Marie Equi(1872-1952) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
American physician and political radical who fought for peace, an eight-hour workday, women's suffrage and their right to birth controlMap (db m187158) HM
29California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Spofford Alley / 斯呂宋巷
In the past, Spofford Alley was one of the central avenues of Chinatown. The Chee Kung Tong [Chinese Free Mason], located at 36 Spofford Alley, was the meeting place of the revolutionaries led by Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who planned the overthrow of the . . . Map (db m175269) HM
30California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Chinese 1976 Bicentennial Monument
The Chinese community of Stockton dedicates this monument to the city of Stockton to commemorate the bicentennial year of 1976, in memory of the contributions which the Chinese have made to Stockton. The ingenuity of the Chinese . . . Map (db m103083) HM
31California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — The Sister City Story
Sister city affiliations between the United States and other nations began shortly after World War II, and developed into a national initiative when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed the “people-to-people” program at a White House . . . Map (db m24224) HM
32California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg Air Force Base — Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site
Dedicated to Ronald W. Reagan 40th President of the United States of America For his steadfast commitment to develop and deploy missile defenses to protect our nation, our forces, our allies and friends "Wouldn't it be better to . . . Map (db m98728) WM
33California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — 260 — Armistice Oak Tree Site
Here, on January 8, 1847, Francisco Sanchez, leader of a California band surrendered himself and some American prisoners and arms to Lieut. Grayson thus ending the “Battle of Santa Clara” or the “Battle of the Mustard Stalks” . . . Map (db m2627) HM
34California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — 260 — Santa Clara Campaign Treaty Site
After armed confrontation nearby on January 2, 1847, and a truce meeting the following day, Marine Capt. Ward Marston, commander of the United States expeditionary force, and Francisco Sánchez, leader of the Mexican-Californian ranchers, agreed to a . . . Map (db m57844) HM
35California (Santa Clara County), Saratoga — September 11, 2001
In memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 'Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal' Martin Luther King Jr.Map (db m195467) HM
36Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Edward W. Wynkoop
This building is named for Edward W. Wynkoop (1836-1891) to honor his peacemaking efforts, though unsuccessful, to resolve the Indian-white conflict which resulted tragically in the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864. Exaggerated reports of . . . Map (db m97294) HM
37Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Confucius
ConfuciusConfucius (551 B.C. to 479 B.C.), with the given name Qiu and stylized name Zhongni, was a native of Lu State (now Qufu city of Shandong Province) in the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. He was a great thinker, educator and . . . Map (db m52259) HM
38Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — New Ross, County Wexford ParkEstablished February 27, 1995
To commemorate the Sister City relationship between the peoples of Hartford, Connecticut and New Ross, County Wexford in the Republic of Ireland. This relationship promotes economic educational and cultural exchanges; and perpetually fosters . . . Map (db m151920) HM
39Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — To Elihu Burritt
Peace And Universal Brotherhood [ back ] 1810   1879 To Elihu Burritt Learned Blacksmith Scholar Linguist Phil anthropist to Whose Love For Humanity The World Owes the First International Peace Congress and . . . Map (db m41514) HM
40Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — Zlo Dobrem Zwyciezaj
Zlo Dobrem Zwyciezaj This human rights monument of common field stone and steel is built in memory of Father Jerzy Popieluszko who gave his life to God and to the goals of Solidarosc – human rights, justice, peace and freedom for Poland and . . . Map (db m41435) HM
41Delaware (Kent County), Dover — John M. Clayton
Born in Dagsboro, Delaware, 1796. Graduate of Yale College 1815. Member of Delaware House of Representatives 1824. Secretary of State of Delaware 1826-1828. United States Senator 1829-1836, 1845-1849 and 1853 until his death, 1856. Chief Justice of . . . Map (db m4748) HM
42Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Yoshino CherryPrunus x yedoensis
Planted here in 1931, this is the same species of cherry that survives from the 1912 Japanese gift of cherry trees planted around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.Map (db m191216) HM
43District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 14 — Rooms With a ViewRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
This hill, with its sweeping views of Washington and the Potomac, has tantalized visionaries since the 1800s. But few of their plans have been built. In 1873 businessman and city commissioner Thomas P. Morgan (whose name survives as part of . . . Map (db m93415) HM
44District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — The Symbolism in the Poles9-11 Memorial — [Historic Congressional Cemetery] —
Peace – War [Rendering of the Healing Totem Poles] Liberty - Freedom Sovereignty The cross piece at the top carries two eagles: Peace, a female, faces east; War, a male, faces west. The eagles are symbols of courage and . . . Map (db m39960) HM
45District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Capitol Square, SWHistorical Information
The Peace Monument By Franklin Simmons, 1878 The Peace Monument, also called the Naval Monument, was erected to commemorate the naval deaths at sea during the Civil War. At the top of the 44-foot monument, Grief, sometimes called . . . Map (db m110449) HM
46District of Columbia (Washington), Chinatown — Friendship Archway
This friendship archway was erected by the District of Columbia and the Municipality of Beijing, 1986. Marion Barry, Jr. Mayor of Washington, D.C. Chen Xitong Mayor, Beijing Municipal GovernmentMap (db m9161) HM
47District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Welcome to the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain!SPAIN Arts & Culture
Built in 1922, this Beaux-Arts mansion was designed by renowned American architect George Oakley Totten, and it served as the Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain from 1927 until the late 1990s, when a new official residence was inaugurated on . . . Map (db m177215) HM
48District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
700 Jackson Place has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America National Park Service 1974 From 1910 to 1948 it served as the first . . . Map (db m32879) HM
49District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — W.5 — The United States TreasuryCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
Billions for the war, and a bunker for the president The grand, pillared United States Treasury building that stands before you, its first section designed by Robert Mills in 1836, was the financial command center for the Union. It . . . Map (db m130407) HM
50District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — Webster-Ashburton Treaty
Friendship between the United States and Canada was developed and strengthened by the signing of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, on August 9, 1842, in the old State Department building which stood on this site. This treaty established the north . . . Map (db m17617) HM
51District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — "Single Form"By Barbara Hepworth — In Tribute to Dag Hammarskjöld —
Presented to the United Nations By Jacob Blaustein This half-size bronze of the monumental abstract sculpture, which in 1964 was placed in front of the United Nations Building in New York, symbolizes the late Secretary-General's . . . Map (db m112635) HM
52District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
[Inscription on base of statue - West Side:] महात्मा गांधी Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948 “My Life Is My Message” [North Side:] . . . Map (db m39923) HM
53District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938)Founder and First President of the Republic of Turkey
The white stone building behind the statue, purchased under Ataturk in 1936, served as the embassy of the Republic of Turkey until 1989. It is now the embassy’s official residence. The two capitals, Ankara and Washington DC, became sister . . . Map (db m95948) HM
54District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Owen D Young Peace Tower[Universalist National Memorial Church]
This tower dedicated to the ideal of international justice and world peace is a loving and grateful tribute to Owen D Young who inspired by faith in the constructive power of human brotherhood contributed his rare talents . . . Map (db m114772) HM
55District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Armistice and Legacy
As American troops moved through the Meuse-Argonne, it became apparent that Germany had lost the war. An armistice was signed on November 11, 1918, effective at 11:00 a.m. — the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. In . . . Map (db m171289) HM
56District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Cordell Hull1871-1955
"Let each American nation vie with the other in the practice of the policy of the good neighbor" "Peace must be our passion" [Back of marker:] Cordell Hull Secretary of State Modelled From Life In His 72nd . . . Map (db m114938) HM
57District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Dacor Ramp DedicationOctober 12, 2017 — With deep gratitude for the generous assistance from our Sister Organizations and from DACOR Members —
The Ringgold-Carroll House was constructed in 1825. The House had a long and close association with the U.S. Supreme Court. It later belonged to Congressman Robert Low Bacon and his wife Virginia Murray Bacon. Mrs. Bacon wanted to maintain her . . . Map (db m195426) HM
58District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Department of StateHarry S. Truman Building — 23rd Street Entrance —
The Department of State is the nation’s oldest and senior cabinet agency. It was established by Congress in 1789 to conduct America’s diplomatic relations. The State Department represents U.S. interests to foreign governments, promotes peace, . . . Map (db m40248) HM
59District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Eloy Alfaro
Eloy Alfaro Presidente del Ecuador 1842-1912 Ilustre Americanista Adalid de las Libertades Publicas y Defensor de los Derechos Civiles Left side: La Embajada del Ecuador y la Misión . . . Map (db m114939) HM
60District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Inuksuk
English: An Inuksuk is a northern stone land marker used by the Inuit for navigation, communication and to mark hunting and fishing grounds; it symbolizes the traditional Inuit way of life. Canada presented the Inuksuk to the . . . Map (db m114937) HM
61District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The Home of the Pan American Union
The Home of the Pan American Union the international organization of the twenty one American Republics Erected 1908 – 1910 through the munificence of Andrew Carnegie ____________ Elihu Root Secretary of State and Chairman of . . . Map (db m66426) HM
62District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC — "Spirit of Haida Gwaii" —
On April 28, 1988, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada, dedicated this building to peace and friendship between Canada and the United-States . Le 28 Avril 1988, le Très Honorable Brian Mulroney, Premier Ministre du . . . Map (db m59333) HM
63District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Old Korean Legation in Washington, D.C.1889 - 1905 — 주미 대한제 국공사관 —
The building is a historic place of independent diplomatic activities of Korea and the cradle of Korea-U.S. friendshipMap (db m195516) HM
64District of Columbia (Washington), National Bonsai Museum — Ellen Gordon Allen
This garden is dedicated to the memory of Ellen Gordon Allen Founder Ikebana InternationalMap (db m207110) HM
65District of Columbia (Washington), National Bonsai Museum — If trees could talk…
…this one would tell quite a story. It has grown as a bonsai for so long that it passed through five generations of a single family of bonsai artists in Japan before crossing the ocean to live here. The Yamaki family was well known in Japan for . . . Map (db m144347) HM
66District of Columbia (Washington), National Bonsai Museum — If trees could talk…
… this one would tell a remarkable tale. Since the 17th century, five generations of the Yamaki family tended this tree in Japan. Noted bonsai artists, the Yamakis lived in Hiroshima, where an outdoor nursery filled with priceless . . . Map (db m207089) HM
67District of Columbia (Washington), Observatory Circle — Sir Winston Churchill1874 - 1965
This statue by William McVey (1902 - 1995), was erected in 1966 by public subscription, on the initiative of the English Speaking Union. One foot stands on United States, one on British Embassy grounds: a symbol of Churchill’s Anglo-American . . . Map (db m39922) HM
68District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .2 — Ceremony at the CrossroadsCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Imagine a great avenue [with] solid ranks of soldiers, just marching steady all day long, for two days. ...” Walt Whitman.
It took two days for the grand parade of 200,000 . . . Map (db m14875) HM
69District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Jane Addams 1860 - 1935The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
In 1889, with Ellen Gates Starr, Jane Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, one of the nation’s first settlement houses. It served as a community center for the poor and its success helped lead to the creation of hundreds of similar organizations in . . . Map (db m91873) HM
70District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Peace Convention
The old Willard Hotel was the scene of the last major effort to restore the Union and prevent the Civil War. At Virginia's invitation, delegates from twenty-one of the then thirty-four states met in secret session from February 4 to 27, 1861, in a . . . Map (db m6541) HM
71District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 16 — DiplomacySheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Surrounding you are some of the 75 embassies, chanceries and diplomatic residences that lend a vibrant international presence to Sheridan-Kalorama. The practice of diplomacy — the conduct of relations among nations that involves negotiating . . . Map (db m113371) HM
72District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 10 — Little FriarSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Paz, paix, shalom, esaalam, are words from several foreign languages spoken in Sheridan-Kalorama, each meaning peace. This representation of a benevolent friar welcomes you in peace. We share, too, works of "America's poet" Walt Whitman, who spent . . . Map (db m112601) HM
73District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Philippine Ambassador's Residence in the United States
Built by William P. Lipscomb as residence of General Charles and Emma Fitzhugh following the design of Wood, Donn & Deming Firm, 1904. Served as temporary residence of Czechoslovakian Legation, 1928 - 1929. Purchased by Representative Frederick and . . . Map (db m201253) HM
74District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — School of International Service
". . .the waging of peace demands the best we have, the best young men and women that we can find to put in this great effort which must go on around the world all the time." (President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the ground-breaking . . . Map (db m117828) HM
75District 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
76District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — First International Manned Space Mission
On July 17, 1975, an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz space craft docked in space for the first international manned space mission. Three months after the crewmembers of the Apollo-Soyuz test project—astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, . . . Map (db m109221) HM
77District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — German-American Friendship GardenCelebrating 300 Years of Friendship — National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. —
“One magnificent symbol of the bonds that tie our two great peoples together is the German-American Friendship Garden. This symbol of eternally renewing growth and strength will be dedicated this autumn here in the Capital. In its . . . Map (db m130364) HM
78District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — The German-American Friendship Garden1683-1983
The German-American Friendship Garden 1683-1983 commemorates 300 years of German immigration and contributions to America and symbolizes the friendship between the German and American peopleMap (db m114162) HM
79District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Canada's Gift to the United StatesNational Mall and Memorial Parks, Canadian Maple Trees — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; Government of Canada —
Standing before you are several of the 150 maples given to the United States by Canada in celebration of our northern neighbor's 150th anniversary (1867-2017). The maple leaf is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Canadian . . . Map (db m135436) HM
80District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Japanese Stone LanternNational Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Gift of Light. Presented to the city of Washington on March 30, 1954, this stone lantern symbolizes the enduring cultural partnership that re-emerged between Japan and the United States after World War II. The lantern is one of two . . . Map (db m37515) HM
81District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Lighting the WayJapanese Stone Lantern — National Mall & Memorial Parks, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Each year, the National Park Service and the National Council of State Societies conduct the Lantern Lighting Ceremony. The Embassy of Japan appoints a Cherry Blossom Princess for the occasion. As the audience counts down from five, the lantern is . . . Map (db m29559) HM
82District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Martin Luther King, Jr. MemorialNational Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able . . . Map (db m46398) HM
83District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — The Gift of FriendshipJapanese Pagoda — National Mall & Memorial Parks, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This 3,800 pound, 17th century Japanese Pagoda arrived in the Nation’s Capital in 1957 as a gift from Mayor Ryozo Hiranuma of Yokohama, Japan. Its parts packed in five shipping crates with no assembly instructions, the pagoda required the staff of . . . Map (db m61900) HM
84District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — The Gift of TreesNational Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Flowering cherry trees — which bloom profusely but do not bear edible fruit — were not common in the United States in 1900. American visitors to Japan found their beauty remarkable and journalist Eliza Scidmore was inspired to have these trees . . . Map (db m61837) HM
85District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — "Scandalize My Name"
Paris Peace Conference April 20, 1949: "It is unthinkable that the Negro people of America or elsewhere in the world could be drawn into war with the Soviet Union" Paul Robeson. Before Robeson even spoke in Paris a distorted version of . . . Map (db m112001) HM
86District of Columbia (Washington), West End — Signing of the Rush-Bagot Agreement
Peace through limitation of naval armament was promoted between the Dominion of Canada and the United States of America by the signing of the Rush-Bagot Agreement, April 28 and 29, 1817, providing for the restriction of naval forces on the Great . . . Map (db m98790) HM
87Florida (Brevard County), Titusville — Striving For Peace Throughout The World
Dedicated To All The U.S. Armed Forces Serving Throughout The World Map (db m115424) WM
88Florida (Flagler County), Palm Coast — “All Gave Some, Some Gave All”
My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my Country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime.Map (db m105425) WM
89Florida (Indian River County), Vero Beach — Peace TreeVeterans Memorial Island Sanctuary
Planted To Honor 50 Years Of The End Of World War II. May This Tree Grow 50 Years Of Peace. Dedicated August 14, 1995 Map (db m186081) WM
90Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — Florida Sri Chinmoy Peace State
The State of Florida today joins the Sri Chinmoy International Peace Blossoms, a family of over 800 landmarks in 50 nations dedicated to the universally cherished goal of peace. May we, the people of Florida, forever embrace this lofty goal in our . . . Map (db m73044) HM
91Florida (Marion County), Ocala — Allies VictoriousOcala - Marion County Veterans Memorial Park
World War II ended with the surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945. The Allies, comprised of 18 countries, lost a combined total of 11,855,000 killed or missing in their armed services. Of allied countries, the USSR suffered by far the . . . Map (db m198442) HM WM
92Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Operation Uphold Democracy
  Operation Uphold Democracy was the name given to the restoration of the democracy in Haiti. The US, expecting civil unrest and military opposition, deployed a large force to the area, which could overcome any opposition and restore order to . . . Map (db m99778) HM
93Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Mohandas K. Gandhi1869 - 1948
Mahatma (Great Soul) Gandhi, a pivotal world figure of the 20th Century, who renounced all worldly possessions, devoting his life to work for the dignity and uplift of the downtrodden. He led India to freedom from British rule with peaceful . . . Map (db m166042) HM
94Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 — Tinker Field History Plaza —
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to a unified society of love and respect among all people. In 1955 Rev. King led the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which gave birth to the Civil Rights Movement. . . . Map (db m189017) HM
95Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Civil War1861-1865
In 1861, following years of increasing hostility over the issues of slavery and states' rights, slave holding states separated from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America. The Civil War (War Between the States) began April . . . Map (db m57548) HM
96Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Martin Luther King Jr.
(side 1) In the twentieth century, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became the symbol of hope and equality. He became the moral conscience of a nation that refused to give the same rights and liberties to its black citizens. He believed that . . . Map (db m175339) HM
97Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Martin Luther King Jr.
(side 1) In the twentieth century, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became the symbol of hope and equality. He became the moral conscience of a nation that refused to give the same rights and liberties to its black citizens. He believed that . . . Map (db m186679) HM
98Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — 112 M.L. King AvenueACCORD Freedom Trail
This house was built between 1904 and 1910 on what was then called Central Avenue. The name was changed in 1986. There are many streets in America named to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but this one is special because he actually walked on it . . . Map (db m17915) HM
99Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — 156 M.L. King AvenueACCORD Freedom Trail
The house at 156 Central Avenue was built in the 1950's for Mrs. Janie Price, a nurse at Flagler Hospital. She had taken her nurse's training at Grady Hospital in Atlanta in the 1940s and while there had attended dances with students from Morehouse . . . Map (db m7627) HM
100Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-41 — Nuclear Ship Savannah
The N.S. Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo/passenger ship, built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, was launched on July 21, 1959 and commenced her maiden voyage at sea on Friday March 23, 1962. Before embarking on a . . . Map (db m58595) HM

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