Located on the east side of the Willamette River, overlooking downtown Portland, the Peace Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of all those people, including combatants, who have ever perished in war, and is also dedicated in the hope that we will be joined by like-minded people in the effort to put an end to warfare so that humankind can live in peace. Finished in 2006, the original design was a peace sign made from lawn, with colorful flowers to fill in around the grass. This type of planting was very labor-intensive and required annual flower planting, and regular weeding throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Due to the intensive work that the park required every year, in 2013 the Veterans For Peace 72 Peace Park committee decided to make the transition to perennial plants that would require less maintenance. Paula Rosch, a Portland Community College student, provided the updated design. Unfortunately, the design in the long term was unsuccessful, and the Park today does not represent the gratitude we feel for veterans. All together we are called to action to create a better Peace Park for all.