May 24th, 2009
On August 29, 2006
Today, Melvin Giles and Josh Williams (pictured here) resurrected our cherished Peace Pole & added yet another one! In this photo, Melvin is gifting Josh with a miniture Peace Pole in return for his generous assistance and hard work!
May we all spend some special moments this weekend to remember our friends, family, and pets that have either left us here behind to carry on our purpose or whom walk along side and support us! May Peace Prevail on Earth & May Peace Prevail with you!
by, Mary Salter
Ark has six Peace Poles that have been planted at their Hastings, Minnesota Shelter site and has dedicated two Peace Poles nationally. I would like to creatively and respectfully highlight and acknowledge their “Intentional Acts of Cultivating a Cultural of Peace.”
* St. Paul Police Department (SPPD): Planted second Peace Pole during this current 13-years Peace Pole renaissance. SPPD has four Peace Poles at different District Stations. SPPD supports the symbolic meaning of Peace Poles and of the Peace Message-May Peace Be In Our Homes and Communities- May Peace Prevail On Earth.
* ST. Paul Parks and Recreation: Supportive in planting Peace Poles at City Recreational Centers and Parks. Actively participates in the Annual Community Peace Celebration (third Friday in June).
* St. Paul Public Housing (SPPH): SPPH accepted the challenge of dedicating a Peace Pole at all their Hi-Rise locations, as a way to build healthy, safe, and inclusive communities. Within three years, all SPPH’s 16-Hi-Rises have a Peace Pole. SPPH, also have 3-Peace Poles at their Family-structure locations. Their action helps to motivate the vision of a Peace Pole at every school, park, faith-based institutions, mall, and other public spaces in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.
Thank you for our collective efforts in creating a Cultural of Peace and a more Justice and Beautiful World.
May Peace Prevail On Earth (MPPOE)!
Melvin, WPPS Peace Representative-USA