Letter to the Editor – Shirley Barr of Cornwall Ontario Responds to Standard Freeholder Story about Sculptures to Promote International Peace in Lamoureux Park

Letter to the Editor – Shirley Barr of Cornwall Ontario Responds to Standard Freeholder Story about Sculptures to Promote International Peace in Lamoureux Park
Dear Editor:
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Please allow me to comment on the proposal for the installation of sculptures promoting international peace in Lamoureux Park and  to thank you for keeping us informed of the status of this proposal.
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I found this article very inspiring because it picks up on a deep desire within our human family to achieve international peace. By supporting this project, our local community of Cornwall could build on the many fantastic events it already holds in the park, which, in themselves promote peaceful interaction and community development- where all can participate.
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Witness Arts in the Park, the Balloon Festival, the Parade of Nations, it follows that the peace corridor builds on the momentum of the work done by all these dedicated groups.
Visiting the statues could easily become a magnet for visitors travelling along the 401 who could make a stop to take in the beauty of the sculptures, to meditate and refresh themselves in the surroundings and enjoy our waterfront park. They would take in whatever festival we have on the go, and partake of our goods and services at the same time. It’s a win-win for everyone concerned.
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I believe that we need to support this idea because it will bring the community together by offering a visible reminder that we need to work towards a common vision of a truly peaceful world by starting in our back yard. I leave you with a thought to ponder,
“When a thought of war comes oppose it with a stronger thought of peace, a thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love”.
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This quote comes from a gentle man named Abdul Baha, who actually passed through Cornwall by train in the early 1920’s.  I hope we can come together as a community and nurture the seeds of peace planted in each of our hearts.
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I want to thank you sincerely for allowing me to air these comments, I find your newspaper to be very interesting.
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Kindest regards,
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Shirley Barr – Cornwall Ontario
Note from the Editor:   We hope Ms Barr finds our newspaper interesting too!   This letter she submitted was originally sent to the Free Holder.
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Calvin Hanson
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I have read the article as well as the above letter, and my feelings are…… If this materializes, it would be a very impressive gift for the City of Cornwall. But, I do feel City Council should require “advance” sketches of each sculpture for their approval. Thank you.

Eric
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Speaking of “magnet for visitors travelling along the 401”, San Francisco has signage along a scenic 49 mile drive of various views and sights to direct visitors, Cornwall could do something similar. Stay,shop eat tour or something depending on business contributions for the signs and chosen path.

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