Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony “Fauntleroy Creek Crossing Peace Pole” Seattle, Washington – USA
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022
The Peacebuilding Service Committee of the Rotary Club of West Seattle has chosen to present Fauntleroy Creek Crossing a “Peace Pole” because this sacred land is a cross-road for youth going to and from school and for those who use the ferry system to travel to Vashon and points of interest near and far across the Olympic Peninsula. It is a place to simply cross paths and visit with a neighbor; a crossing for all the native habitats, including our coho salmon who swim through these waters to spawn at the Fauntleroy Creek; and a place where children can see the end of the salmon’s fragile life cycle at this hatchery.
We now dedicate the “Fauntleroy Creek Crossing Peace Pole” as a symbol of peaceful crossing and to honor this sacred spiritual connection with the land and water. We hope you will pause here from time to time to reflect on the role that you can play to foster peace in our community, our country and our world.
• Welcome and Introductions
• International Peace Pole Project
• Rotary Club of West Seattle
• Fauntleroy Creek Ravine Overlook: ”Story of Salmon as a Peaceful Focal Point”
• Procession to the Fauntleroy Creek Crossing
• Peace Pole Declaration: “May Peace Prevail on Earth”
• Instrumental Music
Our community, friends, families, organizations, businesses, and clubs are all welcome to join together and celebrate.
*West Seattle is a conglomeration of neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Photographs submitted by: Keith Hughes