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South Rotary’s Peace Pole a reminder at Fowler Park in Atlanta, Georgia – USA

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

October 6th, 2014

The Rotary Club of South Forsyth, addresses the crowd Wednesday during the dedication of a Peace Pole the club installed at Fowler Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

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“Have Peace Pole and Will Plant Anywhere!” Rotary Action Group for Peace – Connecticut – USA

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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“Have Peace Pole and Will Plant Anywhere!”  As a result, I am known in our Rotary District as the “Peace Pole” planter.

Seems like yesterday, but it’s been about two years since I made the trip to the World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, NY to pick up my Peace Pole.  Since then the Peace Pole has been displayed in a number of Rotary and community events.

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May Peace Prevail On Earth.

Dennis Wong

Co-Founder, Rotarian Action Group for Peace
President, Westport Sunrise Rotary (CT)

Georgia Regents University Rotaract Club Peace Pole Day – Augusta, Georgia – USA

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

May 2nd, 2014

Office of the Mayor – City of Augusta Georgia Peace Pole Proclamation
In recognition of “GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY ROTARACT CLUB PEACE POLE DAY.”

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A monumental Peace Pole sits on the east side of the Pontotoc County Courthouse, directly behind the VFW war memorial-Ada, Oklahoma – USA

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

October 25th, 2013

The granite Peace Pole bears the Universal Peace Message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in eight languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Nepalese and a Native American language. Beneath the Peace Pole, a small plaque tells viewers that the project is the work of the Ada Sunrise Rotary Club.

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The Peace Pole reflects Rotary International’s theme for 2013, which is “Peace through Service.” Rotary clubs around the world were encouraged to find projects dealing with peace and conflict resolution.

McFarlane, Executive Secretary of Sunrise Rotary Club came up with the idea for a Peace Pole as a peace project when she visited her daughter’s church in Shawnee, where she saw a Peace Pole in the church yard. She asked about the Peace Pole and discovered that the international Peace Pole Project, a project of The World Peace Prayer Society places Peace Poles throughout the world.

Sunrise Rotary members decided they wanted to plant a Peace Pole at the courthouse near the war memorial, which would remind visitors of the search for peace, McFarlane said. The club asked the Pontotoc County Commission about the project, and the commission granted permission to install the Peace Pole at the courthouse.

The Peace Pole was installed in August, and Sunrise Rotary hosted a dedication ceremony at the courthouse on Oct. 25 — the day after United Nations Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the United Nations.