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Clarke Peace Memorial

 
 
Clarke Peace Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
1. Clarke Peace Memorial Marker
Marker on the west side of the fountain.
Inscription. About 500 Notre Dame alumni gave their lives for their country and peace in World War II, Korea and Vietnam

In memorializing them, we join our prayers to their supreme sacrifice as we inscribe this column

Pro Patria et Pace
For Our Country and Peace

This is our prayer that all living Notre Dame men and women dedicate themselves to the service of their country and world peace.

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.,
President, University of Notre Dame, 1986 A.D.

Marker on the east side of the memorial reads:]
War Memorial Fountain erected through the generosity of Maude C. and John W. Clarke Chicago, Illinois
In memory of the Notre Dame men who gave their lives in World War II Korea Vietnam
May they rest in peace
Architects: John Burgee '56, '83 Hon., Philip Johnson '84 Hon

Marker on the south side of the memorial reads:]
In gratitude to Thomas M. Shuff '64 whose vision and generosity helped make this memorial fountain a reality.
 
Erected 1986 by University of Notre Dame, Thomas M. Shuff '64, and Maude C. and John W. Clarke of Chicago, Illinois.
 
Location. 41° 42.138′ N, 86° 14.202′ W. Marker is near
Clarke Peace Memorial Marker east side of Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
2. Clarke Peace Memorial Marker east side of Fountain
South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Touch for map. The Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain is on the University of Notre Dame campus in the Fieldhouse Mall in the south end of North Quad. Marker is in this post office area: Notre Dame IN 46556, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Notre Dame Fieldhouse (a few steps from this marker); Vetville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas A. Dooley, M.D. '48 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knute Rockne (approx. mile away); From a Letter of The Rev. Edward Sorin, CSC (approx. mile away); Old College (approx. 0.3 miles away); University of Notre Dame Band (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Bend.
 
More about this marker. Four limestone arches rise up out of a rectangular black granite fountain basin. Each arch is constructed of two 20 ton rough-hewn columns with a limestone cap. Within each arch is a fountain. In the center of the pool is a brown granite sphere with a fountain.
 
Categories. HeroesWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Marker on the ledge of the south side image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
3. Marker on the ledge of the south side
Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
4. Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain
West side of the fountain with the inscription Pro Patria et Pace (For our Country and Peace). The sphere in the center represents the Earth. This fountain has been been nicknamed Stonehenge or Domehenge.
Clarke Peace Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
5. Clarke Peace Memorial
Close up of west cross beam with inscription Pro Patria et Pace.
Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain view from the east image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
6. Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain view from the east
Korea inscription on the cross beam.
Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain view from the north image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
7. Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain view from the north
World War II inscription on the cross beam.
Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain view from the south image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
8. Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain view from the south
Vietnam inscription on the cross beam.
Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 4, 2008
9. Clarke Peace Memorial Fountain
View of the fountain from the east end of the Fieldhouse mall. Sacred Heart Basillica is on the left and the Golden Dome of the Main building is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,392 times since then and 160 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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