The Pocahontas Project held its first “Piece of Peace Commemoration” event Sunday afternoon at the Gloucester Pocahontas Mural located at Gloucester Library, Main Street Center.
The event commemorated the 404th anniversary of Pocahontas’s funeral at St. George’s Church in Grave-send, England, on March 21, 1617.
Students from Gloucester High School and other volunteers gathered at the mural to clean the lawn. The plan for this site is to start a Native garden with benches and a covered gazebo and to add plaques with information on the mural.
“It’s a way to bring a community together in unity around needs, around friendship,” said Anne Richardson, Chief of the Rappahannock Tribe.
According to a statement made on the Pocahontas Project Facebook page, “PEACE was at the center of the gathering, remembering her as a patron of peace between two peoples at a time when we need more understanding of one another.”
As part of the commemoration, residents were invited to participate...
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