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Peace symbols

A number of peace symbols have been used many ways in various cultures and contexts. The dove and olive branch was used symbolically by early Christians and then eventually became a secular peace symbol, popularized by Pablo Picasso after World War II. In the 1950s the "peace sign", as it is known today, was designed by Gerald Holtom as the logo for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, a group at the forefront of the peace movement in the UK, and adopted by anti-war and counterculture activists in the US and elsewhere. The V hand signal and the peace flag also became international peace symbols.

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The Power of Peace

The following is an excerpt from Virgil's Aeneid (From Ancient Rome). This poem is part of the Roman national Epic it "tell[s] the story of Aeneas, the leader of the Trojans, and his journey after the fall Troy that led to the founding of Rome." High on the stern Aeneas his stand, And held a branch of olive in his hand, ... This message bear: The Trojans and their chief Bring holy peace, and beg the king's relief." Virgil was one of Charles Thomson's favorite poets. Thomson was the secretary of the continental congress ( who drafted and proposed the original american seal with an olive branch in the talon of an American Bald Eagle. He said it symbolizes "the power of peace."

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