Off the beaten track a bit I came across these two memorials in the same location. The memorial above is to Andy J. Antinori and it reads: “In Loving Memory. Andy J. Antinori. A man who inspired people to appreciate the beauty of nature.” His obituary can be found here.
According to the May Peace Prevail On Earth International web site:
The “Peace Pole” was dedicated in memory of all those innocent people, men, women and children who died in the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki and those today dying unnecessarily in Iraq, Syria, Israel/Palestine and the Ukraine.Youth from the BOCES Summer Program were employed to revitalize Downing Park and to create a garden to plant the Peace Pole.
Another section on the same site provides addition information on the Peace Pole project.
A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message May Peace Prevail on Earth in different languages on each of its four or six sides. There are estimated over 250,000 Peace Poles in every country in the world dedicated as monuments to peace.
Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.