OOS Sculpture

Peace Memorial

Date Unknown / Savo Savich / Linndale

00998 Peace Memorial.jpg

The 9-foot high statue is cast in bronze and standing on a 6-foot high pedestal. The front of the pedestal reads, "Through Knowledge Peace." Standing on a globe is a young soldier who has thrown his gun under his feet. Holding high the book of knowledge he was reading, a dove flies out with an olive branch of peace. On the globe, through clouds is the history of mankind's warfare, from sticks and stones , through spears and cavaliers, to guns and bombs. An adjacent wall is shaped as an open book with plaques inscribed with the names of soldiers killed in Vietnam. On the front is inscribed "Peace to Mankind" and "Peace on Earth."

Location: Roadside, across the street from 4001 Peelor Ave, W. 119th Street & the Avenue of Peace

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Savo Savich, “Peace Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 28, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/998.

Title

Peace Memorial

Description

The 9-foot high statue is cast in bronze and standing on a 6-foot high pedestal. The front of the pedestal reads, "Through Knowledge Peace." Standing on a globe is a young soldier who has thrown his gun under his feet. Holding high the book of knowledge he was reading, a dove flies out with an olive branch of peace. On the globe, through clouds is the history of mankind's warfare, from sticks and stones , through spears and cavaliers, to guns and bombs. An adjacent wall is shaped as an open book with plaques inscribed with the names of soldiers killed in Vietnam. On the front is inscribed "Peace to Mankind" and "Peace on Earth."

Creator

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

998

Location City

Location County

Location Street

W. 119th Street & the Avenue of Peace

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

9 feet

Media Base Height

6 feet

Installation Date

1975

Creation Date

1969

Materials