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US Institute of Peace (U.S.)

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[US Institute of Peace flag] image by Randy Young, 18 January 2018

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"Congress established the U.S. Institute of Peace through the "United States Institute of Peace Act", passed in 1984, following years of proposals for the creation of a national “peace academy,” notably from a nationwide grassroots movement (lead by a grassroots movement in the 1970s and 1980s by Senator Jennings Randolph who joined Senators Mark Hatfield and Spark Matsunaga as well as Rep. Dan Glickman in an effort to form a national peace academy akin to the national military academies) who were World War II combat veterans elected to legislative office, and followed from a 1981 recommendation of a commission formed to examine the peace academy issue appointed by President Jimmy Carter and chaired by Matsunaga."
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"The original logo of the United States Institute of Peace was designed in 1986 to incorporate two components:
The dove, designed by President George Washington as the weather vane for his home at Mount Vernon, symbolizes the traditional American commitment to the cause of peace.

The tree is based on the Connecticut "Peace Tree," later known as the "Charter Oak." Used by the Suckiauke Indians as a site for peace councils, the tree served colonists as a hiding place for their charter of liberty in 1687 when they were seeking freedom from England. The tree symbolizes the values of peace and freedom.

The logo was re-designed in 1990 as part of an expansion of Institute outreach activities and to make it easier to reproduce digitally. It has become a widely recognized symbol of the work of the U.S. Institute of Peace."

Here's a variant to Randy's flag, featuring more like a magenta color background, as well as a silver borderline, and the logo ( in white outline and lettering (second flag from left to right): (source:

For additional information go to USIP (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 19 January 2018

An indoor version of the flag (with fringe) can be seen at
An outdoor version is shown at
The Logo can be seen at
A presentation of the organization is at
Dave Fowler, 2 November 2018