Archive for July, 2015

Peace Pole at Waterfront Park in support of International Day of Peace-Southport, North Carolina-USA

Monday, July 27th, 2015

September 11th, 2014

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Mayor, Robert D. Howard and Southport Board of Aldermen on September 11th, 2014, hereby proclaim,  September 21st, 2014, the International Day of Peace,  as “Peace Day” in the City of Southport and urge all citizens to join in the festivities of this day and promote peace among all peoples.

Submitted by:  Carolyn Pryor, Southport, NC

Ingham County unveils Peace Pole in honor of World Refugee Awareness Week-Lansing, Michigan-USA

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

June 18th, 2015

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The Ingham County Department of Health and Human Services as well as St. Vincent Catholic Charities unveiled a Peace Pole on June 18th, 2015, in front of the department’s building.

The Peace Pole will represent a message of thanks to the refugees and immigrants for making contributions to Ingham County.

The Peace Pole displays the words: “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in 12 different languages.

It will be the fourth Peace Pole installed in Ingham Country.  Story By: Kelsey Kiefer

The OWL Peace Pole-Denver, Colorado-USA

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

June 5th, 2015

A Peace Pole was planted at Open World Learning (OWL) on June 5th, 2015.

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Open World Learning provides a fun and challenging after-school educational program centered on teaching advanced computer technology to Denver area students.

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It supports children’s school success by tapping the power of digital technology and peer teaching to develop leadership and ignite a love of learning.

OWL serves 3rd through 8th grade students from low-income families.

Magnificent slate/granite Peace Pole illuminates service station area on Munich- Berlin highway – GERMANY

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

May 19th, 2015

The Peace Pole was planted on May 19th 2015,  at a service station on the highway in  Munich-Berlin.

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It is the Hirschberg-Marchè station right on the border between former “East“ and  “West“ Germany.

This Peace Pole is  special and unique, because the metal plate ( bears the peace message) contains a center pivot, that allows it to swivel, to view the 8 language translations ( Dutch, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese).

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This magnificent Peace Pole is constructed from slate and granite with  an electrical wire through it, to  illuminate it at night.

It was donated by the local branch of the German “Kreisparkasse“ which corresponds with the “Loan and Savings Bank.”

Mr. Schmit, CEO of the Loan and Savings Bank  has already financed 3 other special Peace Poles in that region of Germany (Saale Orla Kreis).   Spreading the peace message is a meaningful endeavor for Mr. Schmit.

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Local politicians were present for the unveiling of the Peace Pole,  such as,  Mayor of Hirschberg, in addition to,  Mr. Schmit, CEO of the Loan and Savings Bank and

Thomas Fügmann, District Manager of the Marché restaurant (well known Swiss restaurant chain) and Service Station.  Mr. Fügmann  said, “ 800,000 people from various  countries stop by each year.”

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It is now possible that the truck and bus drivers from many countries can be inspired by the peace message “May Peace Prevail on Earth“ which they can read in 8 languages  before they enter the restaurant and shop of the service station.

Dagmar Berkenberg, WPPS
Munich Office
Germany