Peace Pole Dedication June 30

A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message May Peace Prevail on Earth in different languages on each of its four, six or eight sides. There are estimated over 250,000 Peace Poles in every country in the world dedicated as monuments to peace. The Peace Pole Project is one effort of May Peace Prevail on Earth International.

The entire Peace Committee was active in this project to purchase and install a Peace Pole in Gallup Park, and used funds left from the 2017 peace conference to pay for it. They chose the largest pole, which has “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in the eight most commonly spoken languages in our community. At the dedication Wednesday a number of people will recite those words in the various languages.

The park staff at Gallup generously installed it for us.

The celebration is Wednesday, June 30 from 5:00 – 7:00pm, rain date is July 1, same time. Park in the lot off of Geddes Road, east of Huron Parkway. Turn left on the path in front of the upturned canoes. Cross the first two bridges and the Peace Pole is at the end of the second bridge on the right hand side. Bring portable chairs if you wish to sit down for Welcome (only one bench at site and not facing Pole).

By Marcia Lane