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Fountain of Eternal Life

The Fountain of Eternal Life known as the War Memorial Fountain and Peace Arising from the Flames of War, is a statue and fountain in downtown Cleveland, Ohio designed by Cleveland Institute of Art graduate Marshall Fredericks and dedicated on May 30, 1964. The sculpture, which honors Greater Clevelanders who served, died, or were declared missing in military service, is situated on Veterans' Memorial Plaza as part of the Cleveland Mall; the fountain was initiated and promoted by the Cleveland Press, which raised $250,000 in donations from private citizens and various organizations for the project. The centerpiece is a 35-foot bronze figure representing man escaping from the flames of war and reaching skyward for eternal peace; the bronze sphere from which the figure rises represents Earth. Four granite carvings, representing the "geographic civilizations of the world", are placed around the sphere. Fredericks described his central figure, towering 46 feet above the basin, in this way: This Figure expresses the main theme of the Memorial Fountain, the spirit of mankind rising out of the encircling flames of war and the destructive elements of life and ascending to a new understanding of life.

Man rising above death, reaching upward to his God and toward Peace. On the surface of the polished granite rim surrounding the fountain are bronze plates bearing the names of 5,552 Greater Clevelanders who have fallen in military service during times of war from 1899 to 2014, a span of 115 years; this includes patriots from the Spanish–American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Iraq War. These names are memorialized in the Greater Cleveland Veterans Memorial Honor Roll. At its initial dedication in 1964, there were 4,155 names on the existing Memorial Fountain; these names represented Americans who died during the Korean War. The memorial underwent a complete restoration during the construction of an underlying parking garage in connection with the neighboring Key Tower, was rededicated on Veterans Day in 1991. At a 2004 rededication, the GCVM added 1,361 additional names to the Memorial Fountain to include those Greater Clevelanders who died in the Spanish–American War, World War I, the Vietnam War, the initial six casualties of the Iraq War.

This number included those who perished during World War II and the Korean War for whom new information was found to support their addition to the Memorial Fountain. Another rededication on July 25, 2014 added 42 new memorial names – 33 representing the Iraq War, the remainder from the Vietnam War, the Korean War, World War II. Greater Cleveland Veterans Memorial website

Santiago Urquiaga

Santiago Urquiaga Pérez is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back. Born in Barakaldo, Urquiaga played nine professional seasons with local powerhouse Athletic Bilbao, being an instrumental defensive fixture in the club's back-to-back La Liga conquests and starting in all the 67 games he appeared in during that timeframe, he made his debut in the competition on 13 May 1979, playing 26 minutes in a 0–4 away loss against Atlético Madrid. Urquiaga's final two seasons were spent with RCD Español, helping the Catalans reach the final of the UEFA Cup in his first year, a penalty shootout loss to Germany's Bayer 04 Leverkusen, he retired in June 1989, at the age of 31. Urquiaga earned 14 caps for the Spanish national team during four years, was selected to the squad for the 1982 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1984, being first-choice at the latter tournament as the nation finished runner-up, to hosts France, his first match occurred on 26 March 1980, in a 0–2 friendly defeat to England in Barcelona.

Urquiaga competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics. Athletic BilbaoLa Liga: 1982–83, 1983–84 Copa del Rey: 1983–84 Supercopa de España: 1984EspañolUEFA Cup: Runner-up 1987–88 SpainUEFA European Championship: Runner-up 1984 Santiago Urquiaga at BDFutbol Santiago Urquiaga at Athletic Bilbao Santiago Urquiaga at National-Football-Teams.com Santiago Urquiaga – FIFA competition record Spain stats at Eu-Football

Ali Salem

Ali Salem transliterated Ali Salim, was an Egyptian playwright and political commentator known for controversially endorsing cooperation with Israel. The Los Angeles Times once described him as "a big, loud man known for his satiric wit". From the premiere of his first play in 1965, he wrote fifteen books. One of the best known, The School of Troublemakers, debuted in 1971 and featured a rowdy class of children transformed by a kind teacher, his plays The Phantom of Heliopolis, The Comedy of Oedipus, The Man Who Fooled the Angels, The Buffet have become "classics of the Egyptian theater". Salem's plays include allegorical critiques of Egyptian politics with a strong vein of humor and satire. In 1994, he wrote a book entitled My Drive to Israel about a trip he took to the country to satisfy his curiosity about it following the signing of the Oslo Accords, he claimed that the trip was not "a love trip, but a serious attempt to get rid of hate. Hatred prevents us from knowing reality as it is", he spent 23 nights in Israel and concluded that "real co-operation" between the two nations should be possible.

Though the book sold more than 60,000 copies, a bestseller by Egyptian standards, it provoked controversy, Salem was subsequently ostracized from the Egyptian intellectual community and expelled from its Writer's Syndicate as a result of his "propaganda." He did not have a play or movie script produced in Egypt after the book's publication, though he continued to contribute columns to foreign media such as the London-based Al Hayat. Salem's memoir was adapted by Ari Roth into the play Ali Salem Drives to Israel, which had its world premiere in the US in 2005. In 2008, he won the Train Foundation's $50,000 Civil Courage Prize in recognition of his opposition to Islamic extremism and his support of cooperation with Israel, he received an honorary doctorate from Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2005. He died on 22 September 2015 after a long illness. Ali Salem died in Cairo on Sep 22, 2015. Hugi, Jacky. "Death of Egyptian author who drove across Israel leaves void in Israeli-Egyptian relations", Al-Monitor on-line magazine.

Mikics, David. "The Muslim World's Intellectual Refuseniks Offer Enlightened Views on Islam and Israel", TabletMag.com on-line magazine. Citation for the Civil Courage Prize "Egyptian Playwright Ali Salem, 1936-2015 – In Memoriam". MEMRI. September 24, 2015