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Silverton Rotary Peace Pole Dedication, Silverton, Oregon-USA

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

On September 19, 2017, the newly installed Silverton Peace Pole was dedicated at Silverton’s Town Square Park in Silverton, Oregon by members of the Silverton Rotary Club.

The Peace Pole was planted at Silverton Town Square Park located in the heart of Silverton on the corner of West Main and Fiske Streets. The park is a small 1/4-acre park and is also home to the City’s Holiday Tree, which is the center for winter gatherings.  Silverton Rotary Club held a dedication ceremony and had 50 attendees including our local group of “People for Peace”.

As president of the Silverton Rotary Club, I learned about the Peace Pole Project while attending President Elect Training in February of 2017.

I am enclosing a photo of our club with the Peace Pole the day of our dedication September 19, 2017.

Cindy Jones, President
Silverton Rotary Club

Peace Pole carved from the same marble used in Washington, DC to build the Lincoln Memorial- Jasper, Georgia-USA

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00 P.M., the Rotary Club of Jasper dedicated its Peace Pole.

The dedication ceremony was held at Rotary Peace Park located behind the Boys and Girls Club of Jasper at 101 Freedom Way, Jasper, Georgia.

One of Rotary Internationals primary areas of focus is the promotion of peace throughout the world.

Peace Poles are recognized as the most prominent international symbol and monument for peace. They symbolize the oneness of humanity and our common wish for a world at peace.

Peace Poles bear the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the different languages of the world.

In considering a Peace Pole for their park, the Rotary Club of Jasper recognized the unique opportunity available to us as the home of Georgia Marble. Their Peace Pole was manufactured locally by Blue Ridge Marble and carved from the same marble as was used in Washington, DC to build the Lincoln Memorial.

Placed on a marble base, the monument totals ten ft. in height. On each of the four sides of the Peace Pole, two different languages displays the peace message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” for a total of eight different languages. Our Peace Pole displays English, Cherokee, French, Esperanto, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian languages.

2017 will also mark the 100th year of the beginning of the Rotary Foundation. This Peace Pole will serve to commemorate that event for the Rotary Club of Jasper.

Ardmore Rotary Club spreads the Universal Peace Message, May Peace Prevail On Earth! Wynnewood, Pennsylvania – USA

Monday, October 7th, 2013

September 25th, 2013

The Rotary Club of Ardmore dedicated its newly installed Peace Pole at Wynnewood Valley Park’s Sensory Garden Wednesday. Officials from Lower Merion Township and Lower Merion Conservancy and Rotary International Past President Wilf Wilkinson of Ontario, Canada, joined members of the community and the Ardmore Rotary for the ceremony.


The Peace Pole’s setting in the Sensory Garden is appropriate. The Rotary Club of Ardmore, in partnership with the Township of Lower Merion, built and dedicated the Wynnewood Valley Park “Garden for the Blind and Children” in 1977. Created by the late Bill Mulford, a Rotarian and professional landscaper, the multi-tiered garden introduced Braille plates to identify the flowers and shrubs.

The garden is located at 1500 Remington Road in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania-USA

May Peace Prevail On Earth” Day in Detroit Lake in honor of Rotary International “Peace Through Service” — Minnesota – USA

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

May 16th, 2013

On May 16th, a Peace Pole was dedicated at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Rotary Park in Detroit Lake City, Minnesota.  The idea was initiated by Rotarians of Breakfast and Noon Rotary Clubs to celebrate the 2013 International Rotary theme, “Peace through Service.”  Long time friends of WPPS, Diane Jolicouer and Ed Gherke of One Heart One Mind were instrumental in encouraging the planting of the Peace Pole.


The dedication was attended by District Governor of Rotary Don Cavalier who read a proclamation declaring May 16th as May Peace Prevail On Earth Day in Detroit Lake City.  At the end of the dedication, doves were released to send wishes for peace from Detroit Lakes out to the world.


Rotary Club designates two Peace Schools, Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

February 23rd, 2010

Two Catholic elementary schools have been designated Peace Schools by the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland for 2010. St. Jules and St. Pius X won the honour Monday for fostering an educational environment that is “safe, caring and welcoming” and demonstrating a commitment to the process of peace, said Jill Braido, communications director for the Catholic school board. Each school will receive a Peace Pole from the Rotary Club with the inscription “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Students at the schools will receive bracelets with the same inscription.

Co-Chair Anna Jurak is the facilitator of the Rotary Peace Schools project within her community.

 Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada-established as a Rotary Peace City since 2001. The Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland has hosted a “Peace School” designation program in partnership with local school boards in their county.

The Program is designed to designate schools annually as Peace Schools.  Schools that achieve an 80% designation on the self-assessment questionnaire are designated as Peace Schools.  The questionnaire was developed in consultation with the local school boards and has 6 main reasons of assessment: Communication, Extra Curricular Activities, School Culture, School Programs, School Pride and Rotary Principles. 

The top 4 schools in the area receive a “Peace Pole” to erect in their school yard at a ceremony to celebrate their achievement.






WPPS Peace Rep News: Rotary Club plants Peace Pole, Baguio City, Philippines

Friday, February 5th, 2010

September 20th, 2009

Mario ‘Toots’ Fungo, WPPS Representative in collaboration with the Rotary Club in the Philippines planted a Peace Pole in Baguio City, Philippines.