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Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

Peace Arch between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, Canada1921 — Peace Arch between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, Canada
First named the International Peace Portal, it was originally dedicated on September 6, 1921, and each year a reenactment of the dedication is held. It is in the Peace Arch State Park and sits on the international border between British Columbia, Canada, and the United States, just east of US I-5. It is about a half hour from Vancouver. A piece of timber taken from the Mayflower Barn at Jordans northwest of London, England, was placed in the arch, a gift of the British Society of Friends and was marked by a tablet and commemorated the common ancestry of the US and Great Britain. The identity of the barn as having Mayflower timbers has since been disproved. See Surrey, British Columbia entry.