"Sister City Committee" in honor of "sister city" Joinville, Brazil rededicates a Peace Pole in Chesapeake, Virginia-USA

A Peace Pole has been installed at Chesapeake City Hall in Chesapeake Virginia by our “Sister City Committee” in honor of our “sister city” Joinville, Brazil.


The original Peace Pole was dedicated in 2003.
After many years of serving the people it was time to update the Peace Pole so we may add additional sister city languages to the Peace Pole.

The 6-sided, 6-foot Peace Pole is handcrafted from local cedar, cypress and pine, and capped with a cypress knee (root of a Cypress tree) that takes on many forms depending on the light.


The peace prayer “May Peace Prevail On Earth” is in English, Spanish, Portuguese, American sign language and Braille.

Phil Johnson