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Photo caption: Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson participates in dedication ceremony of Rotary Peace Pole at Lawrenceville Lawn.
Message of peace represented in four languages and promotes City's vision of inclusion.
The Rotary Clubs of Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Duluth and Gwinnett Sunrise hosted a dedication ceremony for the Rotary International Peace Pole. The ceremony, held on Friday, December 20th at 3:00 pm on the Lawrenceville Lawn, highlighted the essence and purpose of Rotary Clubs across the nation with its message of peace.
“Lawrenceville is honored to have this Peace Pole in our City on behalf of the four Gwinnett Rotary Clubs involved,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “The Peace Pole offers a universal message of peace for all people and promotes the City’s vision for being an inclusive community that celebrates the diverse and rich cultures that reside in Gwinnett and the Greater Atlanta area.”
A Peace Pole is an internationally recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages on each of its four sides. The four languages on the Gwinnett County Peace Pole include English, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. These four languages represent the prevalent languages spoken in Gwinnett County. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in nearly every country in the world dedicated as monuments to peace. The location of the Lawrenceville Lawn is significant as it is the primary gathering spot for community engagement activities, supporting the city’s vision which calls for inclusion to be a “way of life”.
For information regarding the peace pole project, visit worldpeace.org.