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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Peace 平和

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, November 21, 2020
1. Peace Marker
Inscription.  
In 1992, Yoshihiro Hattori, a 16-year-old exchange student from Japan, was shot and killed when he accidentally approached the wrong house on his way to a party in Baton Rouge.

In his memory, the Hattoris, the Yoshi Coalition, and Yoshi's host family, the Haymakers, have devoted their lives to increase understanding among cultures and reduce gun violence.

In his memory, Toshiji Yoshida, a landscaping contractor in Konan City, Japan, made a personal gift of these stones to our city.
The Peace Stones were dedicated in 1996 and named
Fear Less and Love More.
We invite you into our Peace Meadow.
Remember. Meditate. Pray. Gather. Act.
Work for a nonviolent world.
 
Erected 1996.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Peace.
 
Location. 30° 26.523′ N, 91° 5.845′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Goodwood Boulevard east of Chevelle Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at

Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, November 21, 2020
2. Peace Marker
or near this postal address: 8470 Goodwood Boulevard, Baton Rouge LA 70806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stoner-Athens House (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Hill Memorial Library Columns (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stoker Barn (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away); Uncle Jack (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dog-Trot House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry about the Shooting of Yoshihiro Hattori. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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