The Dedication of the Garden will be the climactic event during “The Public Meets the Poets” Night, an event open to the public during the World Congress, which will convene from August 28-September 1. Poets and artists from 23 nations shall gather for the annual World Congress, which has been held in larger cities such as Taipei, Taiwan (2010), Budapest, Hungary (2009) and Acapulco, Mexico (2008).
The Honorable Keith Bosman, Mayor of the City of Kenosha, U.S. House of Representative, other government dignitaries from the City and County of Kenosha, the Village of Pleasant Prairie and the State of Wisconsin, various Kenosha religious leaders, Dr. Maurus Young, of Paris, France, the President of the World Academy of Arts and Culture, Dr. Ernesto Kahan, of Argentina/Israel, its 1st Vice President, Dr. Mary Ann Lackovich, the President of the 31st World Congress and Dr. Benjamin Yuzon, the President of United Poets Laureate International organization shall be in attendance for the dedicatory ceremony.
Two gifts for the Garden shall be presented to the Mayor of Kenosha during this ceremony and will include: The Presentation of a stone from the Wall of Jerusalem, Israel, from the Mayor of Jerusalem; The Presentation of a stone (in a little “combarbalita” chest) from the mine in Copiapo, Chile where 33 miners were rescued in 2010.
The mission of the Kenosha International Noble Garden of Peace is threefold: To leave a lasting memorial of the 31st World Congress of Poets to the people of Kenosha and the United States To promote world brotherhood and peace through poetry To establish this Garden as a place of peaceful assembly for the expression of poetry and the highest aspirations of the human spirit.
The Kenosha International Noble Garden of Peace shall include a free standing Arbor with ornate gates and a perpetual light flanked by two flagpoles. Three walkways (south, east, north) shall converge into the center of the Garden, where an indigenous tree shall be planted in the middle of a circular walk. A larger semicircular path on the west side of the Garden shall act as an area for poetry readings. Benches shall be placed for seating in the semicircle. Rose bushes and other indigenous flora shall grace the Arbor, walkways and semicircle. The walkways shall be comprised of memorial bricks donated by poets, U.S. and international citizens, municipalities, civic organizations and corporations.
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