The Beacon of Peace and Hope is located in North Shore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas. This beacon includes a peace garden along the walking trail. The garden is to provide a place for children and families a place to come together and celebrate peace as an ideal to work toward in this war-torn world. Space was provided by North Little Rock and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum to the Arkansas chapter of WAND Inc. WAND was founded in 1982 as Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament. With the end of the Cold War, the group became Women’s Action for New Directions. The group is dedicated to redirect federal budget priorities away from the military and toward human needs such as education, health care, environmental protection and homeland security.