Peace Chant facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPeace Chant
The sculpture in 2016
|Location||Portland, Oregon, United States|
Description and history
Funded by the National Park Service and the City of Portland's Housing and Community Development department, it is the first known peace memorial in the state. Gillman intended for the sculpture to "create a space where people could sit and have quiet time" and wanted to "express his own advocacy for peace as well as that of the nearby churches".
The installation is composed of three large pillars. Displayed with the sculpture is a poem chosen by Gillam:
Let us be "Called...by the hopes of children
to a world of endless wheat and barley sugar...
whatever--the skies now lifted
and the poppies bloomed
and the men and women fed the children
and the long long lives of elders
kept the history green."
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