DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Saint George School



“Saint George School proudly presents the art work of  Mary Liang to be part of the Peace Quilt for the Summer Olympics 2012 in London.
We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude for allowing our students to be part of such an important event and message to all the world. We firmly believe that these types of educational projects also serve a  lesson in civics and the need for Peace during times of conflict throughout the world. I would like to thank Mr. Mauricio Benavides, Head of the Art Department for all the  guidance he provided to the students during this project.

Once again, thank you for considering Saint George as a representative of the Dominican Republic and the values we share.

Respectfully,
Valinda Valdez, Director of International Projects/School Development”

Well done to Mary whose quote reads: “We all wish for peace because it is a state of mind in which we can all accept each other as equal.”

A huge thank you to all the students who took part and to Valinda Valdez for making it all possible.

The Dominican Republic flag image - free download

Dominican Republic Flag Meaning:
The flag of the Dominican Republic was designed by founding father Juan Pablo Duarte, and adopted in 1844. It is centered with a white cross that extends to the edges and divides the flag into four rectangles. The colour blue is for liberty, red for the blood of heroes, and white for salvation. A small coat of arms rests at the centre of the flag.

Coat of arms of the Dominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic coat of arms features a shield in quartered colours of the flag, with a laurel branch to the left and a palm frond to the right. The blue ribbon above the shield displays the national motto: Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Fatherland, Liberty). Below the shield, the words República Dominicana appear on a red ribbon. In the centre of the shield, flanked by six spears, is a Bible with a small golden cross above it. Popular belief claims that the pages are opened to the Gospel of John 8:32, which reads, “Y la verdad os hará libre.” (And the truth shall make you free.)

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  1. My wife and I just had the privilege of seeing this beautiful Peace Quilt as it arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where it will be on display for several days. This is truly a masterpiece of art with inspiring messages of peace that all the children of the participating countries have conveyed to the world. We pray that world leaders will pay heed to these wishes and that all the hard work that has gone into this project is not forgotten.
    Congratulations to everyone that has contributed to this inspiring project, especially to our daughter Valinda Valdez from Saint George School.

    Arthur and Betti Valdez

    1. Thank you Mom and Dad for this beautiful message. It has been a blessing for me to be part of such a wonderful project. The youth who worked on this quilt will hopefully be the future leaders of the world and being part of this type of activity will only remind them of their responsibity to promote peace as global citizens.

      1. Valinda, thank you so very much for all you have done for this project and for displaying the quilt in your country.
        It is a fantastic global effort by teachers and students across the world, without whom it would not have been possible.
        Everyone of you can be so proud of every single contribution!
        Please thank your parents for their lovely words and let them know, that one day a book will be published to further cement the legacy
        of this quilt for generations to come.
        This project is something that every student involved will be able to say to their children and grand children, I have been a part of something beautiful for Peace 🙂

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