Archive for August, 2010

Peace Pole Re-dedication after 1 year in Thuringia, Germany

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

June 22, 2010

Mrs Haßkerl-Schilling organized a Peace Pole re-dedication ceremony in her hometown, Bad Langensalza.

You see her below with her guest of honor; a Jewish gentleman and concentration camp survivor. The message, May Peace Prevail On Earth was placed along side every personal peace wish and then sent off on balloons. The eldest attendee being 90 years old.


Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

AUGUST 7TH, 2010

Walkers gathered in the parking lot near the center of town. The walk commenced, with the spectacular parade of colorful flags of all nations through the town, past the village green, and continuing along Route 212 to Comeau Drive, then on to Comeau Field, where the World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony took place, around the Peace Pole, followed by guest speakers, special musical guests, and other entertainments to include Native American blessing ceremony.

The Legendary Pete Seeger

The “Smile Car” arrived 11:00 a.m. with legendary folksinger and environmental activist Pete Seeger, Victorio Roland Mousaa, and Princess WOW!, founder of the Smile Revolution.

Our dream Team less Jim Dugan, Santuary Manager of WPPS, who was preparing up at the Ceremony field. L-R: Yuimi , WPPS Volunteer from Hawaii, Fumi Johns-Stewart, WPPS Executive Director, Sue Sgaggero, WPPS Volunteer and Rose Orton, WPPS Office Associate and WPPS Ann Marie Robustell, Executive Asst.

Preparing for the International Peace Walk in the parking lot. sleepy Woodstock assembling at 9:30 am!

The WALK begins through Woodstock

20 minute walk to Como Field - where the Ceremony will take place.

May Peace be in Woodstock
May Peace Prevail On Earth!!!!

The Legendary Pete Seeger (Where have all the flowers gone) joined us.

The 65th Anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima was commemorated by The World Peace Prayer Society with UStream Broadcast on the internet: LIVE from Hiroshima, JAPAN

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

August 5th, 2010

A moment of silence was observed throughout Japan, as the Peace Bell rang at precisely 8:15 a.m. This was the time when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima.

The live broadcast also featured the World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony presented by WPPS members in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Dedicated members of WPPS have been organizing the World Peace and Flag Ceremony for the past 18 years in front of the Peace Dome, which is the only surviving structure after the bombing.

For the first time in its 65 year history, the United States Embassy representative in Tokyo and United Nations Secretary General attended the memorial service. Also in attendance were Japanese government officials, foreign diplomats and families of the survivors.

It is a historical year for the people of Hiroshima and the world at large.

The BBC online news agency featured photographs from the Hiroshima Day observance and to our great joy we discovered a man wearing a May Peace Prevail On Earth T-Shirt. Seen here in this photograph!

May Peace Prevail On Earth at GATHERING of the VIBES, Connecticut-USA

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

August 1st, 2010

World Peace Flag Ceremony!
The 15th Annual Gathering of the Vibes, July 29th-August 1st was held at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Approximately 18,000 people gathered over the span of the 4 day weekend event. The World Peace Flag Ceremony (WPFC) was organized by Jim Dugan and presented by Jim Dugan and Ann Marie Robustelli of The World Peace Prayer Society.
The WPFC was broadcasted live on Radio Vibes WPKN and filmed live on Ustream

Peace Pole takes the stage!
A Peace Pole on stage as the rock bands jammed, such as:
Jimmy Cliff, Primus, Little Feat, Galactic, Umphrey’s McGee, Rhythm Devils, Damian Marley& Nas and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Other Peace Poles were placed throughout the 200 acre site sending the VIBE….

Wavy Gravy has been a peace activist for over five decades and was Founder and Co-Founder of several non-profit organizations, such as: the Seva Foundation, Camp Winnarainbow and the Hog Farm. He also has two radio shows on Sirius Satellite Radio and is a true icon of American popular culture.

Faces of Peace, Justin Pelfrey ~ Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

August 2, 2010

Here is a photograph of me holding my written peace message, May Peace Prevail On Earth.

Thanks for supporting Peace and I love you all for it. Thanks, Justin

Peace Representative News: Black Rock School at the United Nations-NYC, USA

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010


Gail Ostrow, Elementary School Teacher at Black Rock School in Bridgeport, Connecticut and WPPS Peace Representative took her students to visit the United Nations. They unfurled the May Peace Prevail On Earth banner there in the hallway.

Gail became a Peace Representative this spring. She has been actively planting Peace Poles in the Bridgeport area since 2005.

2008 Saint Ann's School, Bridgeport, Ct - Gail Ostrow standing by the Peace Pole

2007 Black Rock School, Bridgeport, Ct

2009 Black Rock Library

September 11th, Memorial Peace Pole at The World Peace Sanctuary-Wassaic, NY, USA

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

July 4th, 2010

Migdalia Moreles and Carmen Moreles traveled from New Jersey.

The World Peace Sanctuary is open all year long. People travel from all over to pay tribute to the mission of The World Peace Prayer Society. Visitors are inspired as they meander up the spiral Peace Path, lined on both sides with 192 Peace Poles representing the UN member nations and feel the promise and hope as they place their wishes and prayers for peace in the September 11th, Memorial Peace Pole.
May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Peace Pole — Vancouver, BC – CANADA

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Peace Pole — Vancouver, BC – CANADA

Tucked into the southwest corner of 1st Avenue and Victoria Drive you’ll find this Peace Pole in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Peace Pole in Griffin Park- Fall River, MA, USA

Monday, August 2nd, 2010


Linda Hennesey (Healthfirst) and Brenda Viverios (BMC Healthnet) at Peace Pole in Griffin Park in Fall River, Massachusetts. Both agencies are planting Peace Poles as part of the Fall River Peace Pole project initiative. The language seen here on this Peace Pole is Arabic. The residents of Corky Row Neighborhood where Griffin Park is located, chose Arabic to represent the countries with which we are having conflict. Utilizing Arabic on the Peace Pole reinforces the fact that we want peace with all people, even those that are perceived as our enemies.

Wendy Garf-Lipp
Executive Director
United Neighbors of Fall River
209 Bedford Street Suite 401
Fall River, MA 02720
508-324-7933 x91
Cell 508-951-8421

Faces of Peace: Emily Johns- Los Angeles, California, USA

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Faces of Peace: Emily Johns- Los Angeles, California, USA

Join us in our 2010 Youth Campaign to spread universal Peace Message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”
Please send us a photograph of yourself, holding up your personal “May Peace Prevail On Earth,” message in your language.
We will be compiling the images and creating a short music video of the many Faces of Peace. We will also be using your images on our News Blog.
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