A HISTORY OF PEACE

The leading British delegate Lord Gambier is shaking hands with the American leader John Quincy Adams. The British Undersecretary of State for War and the Colonies, Henry Goulburn, is carrying a red folder.  IMAGE CREDIT NATIONAL ARCHIVES

THE TREATY OF GHENT (PEACE & AMITY)
Signed December 24th, 1814

The Peace Arch was created to commemorate the centennial (1814-1914) of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent which ended the war of 1812.