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Peace Pavilion Groundbreaking – Part of Oak Ridge’s Anniversary Celebration
September 21, 2017
An interesting addition to the 75th Anniversary is the new Peace Pavilion for the Friendship Bell, which will be completed in 2018. The original bell housing had to be removed because it became structurally unsound. A new design is being completed and a new location as the centerpiece of the A.K. Bissell Park has been identified.
Groundbreaking for the Peace Pavilion is scheduled for Sept. 21, 2017, International Peace Day. Also unofficially known as World Peace Day, this holiday is observed annually. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence. A fitting day for this event!
For more information on the celebration plans visit: http://www.oakridger.com/news/20170824/plans-for-celebrating-oak-ridges-75th-anniversary
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new International Friendship Bell Peace Pavilion will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at the bell’s new location in Alvin K. Bissell Park, just west of the Oak Ridge Civic Center.