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Famous Peace Images:

From the peace symbol to the laurel wreath...there are many symbols for PEACE. Scroll down to learn about them all:

peace symbol

This peace sign was used widely in the 60's to express Peace. It was originally designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, a design student andf activitst from England, to promote PEACE and Nuclear Disarmament.

peace sign origin

The artist used the semaphore letters "N" (Nuclear) and "D" (Disarmament) to create the image.
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Sister Corita Kent Love design Collector Plate Hackett

When the United States was consumed by the Vietnam War, LOVE also became a popular symbol for PEACE..

This famous silk screen poster was done by Sister Corita Kent in the 60's. She did many famous art works to promote peace and love.
Sister Corita Kent
(1918-1986)
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Picasso Peace Dove Vintage
These PEACE DOVES were done by the famous artist Pablo Picasso

picasso dove 2
The one above is BLUE which is the color most often linked to PEACE However, GREEN is also used as the Islamic color for peace.

Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)

unicef gorgone peace doves

UNICEF World Peace Design
Judith Gorgone 2000

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laurel leaf

Do you wonder why you often see the laurel leaf with the peace dove, as in Picasso's image above?

It is beleved to have originated in Roman history. Among Pagan Romans, the laurel leaf was sacred to the sun. In the Christian sect it came to symbolize the triumph of Humanity. It is also called the "noble leaf"

unicef flag
(above)

NOTE: The laurel leaf us used in the UN logo (above)

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peace symbil hands

These samples of the hand peace sign (patch above and button below) are from the 60's- both were worn to protest to the Vietnam war.

vintage peace sign

Of course all these symbols listed are still used today!

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peace lily
The Peace Lily Flower:
(above) Peace lilies are very popular house plants, and maybe you have one in your house. The flowers smell wonderful. They are a part of the rainforest you can keep at home!

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peace garden

The Peace Rose Garden:
(above) The World Peace Rose Garden, established in Capitol Park in 2003, Washington DC, USA was created as a sanctuary of peace, love, and inspiration for people of all nations, cultures, and religions. The garden is dedicated to women, children and families. This Victorian-styled garden features more than 650 roses with more than 153 varieties, colors, and fragrances.

Famous Peace Songs:

During the Vietnam war, many songs were created around the theme of PEACE. Two very popular songs of that era are "Peace" by Cat Stevens and "Give Peace A Chance" by The Beatles...Read the lyrics below:

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Imagine
Songwriter: Lennon, John /Beatles

Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try
No people below us, above it's only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do
No need to kill or die for and no religions too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing for the world

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
Take my hand and join us
And the world will live, will live as one

Peace
by Cat Stevens

Now I've been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on now peace train

Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
Cause it's getting nearer, it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living, it's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer, soon it will all be true

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train

Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on peace train
Yes, it's the peace train

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There are many more peace songs that have been written through the ages..and many great ones being produced today!

Among them: Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James and The Shondells, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" by Pete Seege, "Pray Peace" by Alchemy VII, "Someday" byAlan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" by Ed McCurdy, "Come the Day" by Bruce Woodley, "Earth" by David Roth, and "We've Been Asking Questions" by John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas.

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Famous Peace Quotes:
The words of poets. philosophers and noblemen.
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The Nobel Peace Prize:
What is it and who are the winners?
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The Story of Peace Day:
International Peace Day History
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The Peace BELL:
History , Photo and locations of Peace Bells
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Famous Peace Posters:
From Famous Artists
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Poster for Peace Project 2004:
From Contemporary Aartists
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