Keeling Puri Peace Plaza
Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza
The Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza celebrates the rich and diverse ethnic history of the Rock River Valley region and the universal aspiration for tranquility and world harmony. It challenges each individual to embrace a heightened sense of personal responsibility to erode barriers and construct enduring world peace. Built as a tribute to Virgil Keeling and Amarnath Puri, it honors the virtues of tolerance and respect for all people.
Though its conception predated the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., the catastrophe redoubled the community’s efforts to complete the construction of the Peace Plaza. One of the Plaza’s founders has commented:
“The aspiration is for each individual to take personal responsibility for the world. Recognizing that we are all interconnected, we each have our role in improving how we deal with each other and improving how we deal with other countries. Everything in the world starts with the individual.”
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