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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.

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Morning Beach Remembrance of Gaza

On July 19th, the American Friends Service Committee held a symbolic morning commemoration on Montrose Beach in Chicago to remember the children killed by the Israeli military in the summer of 2014. In the summer of 2014 Israel invaded and attacked Gaza in a 51-day military assault “Protective Edge” which killed over 2,100 Palestinians and left over 11,000 injured. 521 of those 2,100 Palestinians were children. Many are still suffering from the traumatic experiences they faced and continue to face due to the blockade on Gaza.

70th Anniversary of the Bomb

Videos by Rodger Routh Rodger writes: "Nearly 100 people gathered in Des Moines on August 6, 2015 to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb's on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan 70 years ago. With song, and thoughtful reflection, the peaceful event  ended with the offering of flowers and the tolling of the Japanese Bell. 'Never again' and 'Dismantle all nuclear weapons' was the message to all. May we heed this call."

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