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Peace Garden rededicated in Des Moines

Peace Garden rededicated in Des Moines

Cowles Commons Peace Garden 2015



Rodger Routh Video Production captured the beauty and harmony of the September 21, 2015 ceremony rededicating the Peace Garden in Cowles Commons in Des Moines, Iowa.

The medallion, "A Vision for Peace" that dedicated the original Peace Garden over 35 years ago is now mounted on a rock in the southeast corner of the garden.  It reads in part, "May all who experience this garden be more loving, merciful and sharing."

The current Peace Garden is anchored by quotations engraved into large concrete benches lining the paths spaced throughout the landscape design.

The event was sponsored by the Iowa Peacemakers Monument, Inc. a nonprofit corporation based in Des Moines, Iowa who worked with community leaders and organizations to renew the Peace Garden as "a place for Iowans in the future to be inspired and challenged to pursue peace with tireless strength."