The final embellishment of George Washington's home is the "dove of peace" weathervane perched atop the cupola. The centuries-old symbol of peace held a special meaning for the man who had won his country's independence and was trying to ensure that it would endure in peace. The dove is a most appropriate ornament to associate with the enduring legacy of George Washington; the man who was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
The dove ornament is 3 ½" from green olive branch to tail and 3 ½" tall with a 4" wingspan. The white dove with gold accents has hinged wings plus a red banner with "Mount Vernon" on one side and "Dove of Peace" on the other. Red ribbon for hanging and an educational enclosure card is included.
This ornament is presented in a gift box with a colorful lenticular top which shows the dove moving and the words "Peace, with all the world is my sincere wish. G Washington".