(Dublin, Ohio) — Recognizing the importance of a peaceful place to work, visit and call home, the City of Dublin and Dublin A.M. Rotary hope to encourage goodwill throughout the city with the installation of a Peace Pole in Coffman Park.
“Nurturing peace in every way we can reaffirms to the community our goal of providing the best quality of life so people may thrive,” Dublin City Manager Dana McDaniel says. “This Peace Pole was born from a partnership with Dublin A.M. Rotary, and it could not come at a more valuable time when our world needs assurance of security. In Dublin, we continuously work to foster a safe, hospitable and collaborative environment.”
The Dublin A.M. Rotary, a local chapter of the broader humanitarian organization, notes that the project furthers the work of its Peace Building Committee.
“The Peace Pole demonstrates our commitment to promoting peace in our community and encouraging respectful conversations,” says Claudia Trusty, club secretary. “We hope it serves as a reminder to those who see it that creating peace here and throughout the world is an inclusive effort.”
Saturday, Aug. 6
Near the Coffman Pavilion in Coffman Park
5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin
- 11:30 a.m.— Opening remarks from Mayor Jane Fox
- 11:35 a.m.— Remarks from Councilmember and Rotarian Andy Keeler and Rotarian Claudia Trusty about the project’s background
- 11:45 a.m.— Remarks from Community Inclusion Advisory Committee (CIAC) Chair Imran Malik about local efforts to promote a peaceful, respectful and inclusive Dublin
- 11:55 a.m.— Unveiling of Peace Pole
Peace Pole Details
- Coffman Park was chosen as a central location for Dublin residents and visitors to experience the Peace Pole.
- “May Peace Prevail on Earth” is engraved on the pole in 12 languages spoken by Dublin residents and students.
- They include Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
- The pole is 8 feet.
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