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Portland Now Has the Largest Peace Symbol in the World

VFP 72 has adopted a site and created a new Portland Peace Memorial Park which sports a 75-foot peace symbol made of turf. Go to the corner of N. Interstate and Oregon Street to see and enjoy it. (Between the Convention Center and the Willamette River, at the east end of the Steele Bridge)

The background of the symbol will be filled in with flowers to be planted on May 20, and many volunteers are needed to help that day. A Memorial Day dedication will take place May 29, 2006.

The purpose of the park is to memorialize all victims of every war, including civilians and future generations, a "peace" memorial rather than a "war" memorial, representing the true human cost of war.
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