PEACE POLE DEDICATION IN JASPER, GEORGIA, USA

Project Description

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00 P.M., the Rotary Club of Jasper will dedicate our Peace Pole. The dedication ceremony will be held at Rotary Peace Park located behind the Boys and Girls Club of Jasper. The GPS address is 101 Freedom Way, Jasper, Georgia.

One of Rotary Internationals primary areas of focus is the promotion of peace throughout the world.

Peace Poles are recognized as the most prominent international symbol and monument for peace. They symbolize the oneness of humanity and our common wish for a world at peace.

Peace Poles bear the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the different languages of the world.

In considering a Peace Pole for their park, the Rotary Club of Jasper recognized the unique opportunity available to us as the home of Georgia Marble. Our Peace Pole was manufactured locally by Blue Ridge Marble and carved from the same marble as was used in Washington, DC to build the Lincoln Memorial.

Placed on a marble base, our monument totals ten ft. in height. On each of the four sides of the pole, two different languages will display the Peace Pole message of, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” for a total of eight different languages. Our Peace Pole displays English, Cherokee, French, Esperanto, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian languages.

2017 will also mark the 100th year of the beginning of the Rotary Foundation. This Peace Pole will serve to commemorate that event for the Rotary Club of Jasper.

Project Description Excerpt
The Rotary Club of Jasper funded and placed a Peace Pole at our Rotary Peace Park in Jasper, Georgia, USA
Project Contact Name
kay lawrence
Project Contact Email
kaylawrence7777@gmail.com
Preferred Language
English
Project URL (website)
http://www.jaspergarotary.org
Project Categories
Peacebuilding
Project Location
Address
101 Freedom Way
JASPER, Georgia 30143
United States
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Project Information
Project Time Frame
Ongoing
Rotary District
6910
Club Name
Rotary Club of Jasper
Project Resources
Funding
The total cost of the Peace Pole and signage is estimated to be over $20,000. We had the Peace Pole crafted of Georgia Marble, we placed a sign and a flag pole.
We need additional signage and landscaping.
Volunteers
We will have approximately 30 volunteers the day of the dedication.
Is there a Global Grant for this project?
No