The Cornerstone is in the Peace Park at Mabuni, the site of the last fighting of the Battle of Okinawa. It was erected to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Battle and World War II. The Cornerstone of Peace is built as if to evoke the motion of waves. The names of all those who died in the fighting are inscribed on it, military and civilian alike, without regard to nationality. It stands as a memorial to the war dead and as an expression of hope for peace for their souls. It is also a plea for eternal peace and conveys the spirit of peace that is born of Okinawa’s history and life to the country and to the world.