Kiwanians Promoting Peace

Kiwanians Promoting Peace (HM1JWB)

Location: Lewiston, NY 14092 Niagara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 10.377', W 79° 2.52'

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Then & Now

June tenth 1963. A peace plaque was established at the international boundary on the new Lewiston-Queenston Bridge by the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, New York and the Stamford, Ontario Club. The plaque was unveiled by Richard H. Drake, left, president of the Lewiston club, and Robert J. Connon, right, president of the Stamford club. The plaque was established as a symbol of international peace and goodwill between the two nations. Kiwanis leaders and dignitaries from both sides of the border gathered in the middle of the bridge to bear witness to this historic gesture of friendship and were treated to a ceremony with speches, prayers, and music by the Salvation Army Band. June tenth 2013. The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Stamford, Ontario held a brief ceremony to rededicate a leace plaque established by their clubs fifty years prior on the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge. The ceremony honored and celebrated the past and renewed the commitment to international friendship and peace through Kiwanis. The 1963 ceremony was reenacted with current day dignitaries in attendance, there were three Kiwanis members present at both ceremonies fifty years apart! They were Richard Soluri and George Curtis of the Lewiston club and Leon Keith of the Stamford club. The ceremony was held at the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Headquarters on Military Rd. as the plaque had recently been permanently removed from the bridge due to renovations and the elimination of the pedestrian walkway. The clubs decided to relocate the plaque to this International Peace Garden.
Placed ByEd Schieffelin, Lewiston Kiwanian, Kiwanis International
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Date Added Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 659147 N 4781881
Decimal Degrees43.17295000, -79.04200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 10.377', W 79° 2.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 10' 22.62" N, 79° 2' 31.2" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 480 Center St, Lewiston NY 14092, US
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