Peace Pole Connection (Report #3)  Friends School Visits East Lake Gardens (ELG) neighborhood, Atlanta, Georgia – USA

May 19th, 2023

JoannaGarden teacher at Friends School Decatur, wrote:

It’s wonderful how the Peace Pole brings people together.  Thanks for your positive response.  At the grassroots level Peace In Partnership

(P.I.P.) has accomplished a lot since 1980.  It’s meeting people like you & the Friends School that brings value to community outreach.  I am grateful you are interested.  The gardens are particularly beautiful in our East Lake Gardens neighborhood (2nd Ave & Glenwood Ave) until the summer heat when nature subsides.

On 5/19/23 -Joanna Gerber wrote: Thank you Andrea for leading us in the powerful peace meditation  and sharing all the stories.  I feel  better equipped now  to share with students and  families the history of the Peace Pole.  May Peace Prevail On Earth! MPPOE

“In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.”  Howard Thurman

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.  There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – – the assurance that dawn comes after the night, and spring after winter.”  Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Submitted by:
Andrea Kay Smith
Atlanta, GA