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New monument dedicated at International Peace Garden

DUNSEITH, N.D. - A new monument was dedicated Sunday at the 2,300-acre International Peace Garden on the U.S.-Canada border. The monument, entitled the Promise of Peace, is a sculpture that depicts two hands releasing a dove. "For more than 200 y...

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U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem stand by the new monument at the International Peace Garden on the U.S.-Canadian border. (Submitted photo)

DUNSEITH, N.D. – A new monument was dedicated Sunday at the 2,300-acre International Peace Garden on the U.S.-Canada border.

The monument, entitled the Promise of Peace, is a sculpture that depicts two hands releasing a dove.

“For more than 200 years, the United States and Canada have peacefully shared the longest international border in the world,” U.S. Sen. Hoeven, R-N.D., said at the ceremony, also attended by other officials. “The monument we dedicate today, built to stand for 800 years, symbolizes the enduring peace, friendship and cooperation between our great nations.”

The North Dakota unit of Wally Byam Caravan (Airstream) Club International raised mostly private funds to build the monument, which was designed by artist Arthur Norby. The sculpture will replace a sculpture WBCCI had placed at the Garden in 1975, but which had deteriorated completely by 1979.

The Garden was dedicated in 1932, and a cairn, built of stones from North Dakota and Manitoba, was erected to commemorate peace between the two nat

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