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.