Peace Pole to be Dedicated September 19 in Waynesboro

The Herald Mail , Wednesday, September 9, 2015
 

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Church of the Apostles, United Church of Christ, will dedicate and install a "Peace Pole" at an event on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 10 a.m. at the church on Barnett Avenue.


Anyone who can speak a foreign language is invited to participate in the noon dedication and say the phrase "May peace prevail on Earth" in different languages. White doves will be released during the dedication.


The event will feature vendors, representatives from the Antietam Humane Society, music by Dan McCarthy, a laughter coach and more.


Children will get a chance to decorate their own peace poles and learn how to make origami peace cranes at 11 a.m.


Dogs that are brought to the event will receive a special blessing and treat.


A Peace Pole is an 8-foot cedar pole with the words "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in eight languages.


The project was created by the World Peace Society, according to a news release.


The idea of a Peace Pole originated in Japan after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


There currently are more than 240,000 Peace Poles in the world, the release said.


For more information, call Pastor Michael Cromer at 717-816-2940.


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