This Peace Pole was planted January 1, 2017 and the dedication ceremony was in April.
The Peace Pole is located in Round Rock, Texas.
We found out about Peace Poles in college. There was one on campus and another in the neighborhood. We went to Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota.
For our dedication ceremony, we invited all of our neighbors on our street and our local family members. We did a short ceremony with music, poetry and prayers for peace, then all the attendees wrote “May Peace prevail on Earth,” or whatever they wanted to (some did sketches), on a small piece of paper, which we gathered in a jar and have in our living room. We also had snacks.
It was lovely, and we love having this silent reminder in front of our home to see and be grateful for every day.
Joshua Plocher and Amanda Jurkovskis-Plocher