The first Rotary Peace Pole in Gwinnett County has been installed and dedicated at Briscoe Park, Snellville, GA.
The Rotary Club of Gwinnett Sunrise partnered with the City of Snellville to bring this pole to the Snellville Community.
This is one of tens of thousands of Peace Poles located in over 140 countries. This is the second Pole Gwinnett Sunrise has installed and dedicated this year. The other is located at Carmen Anaya Elementary School in Pharr, Texas.
The Peace Pole stands as a momento of our communities anticipation of the victory of peace over violent and hostile attitudes and actions. More than this, it stands as a recognition that such a permanent peace begins today with our future: our communities young people.
GRSP student Tehara Dalpethado of Sri Lanka began the Dedication with the song "Let There Be Peace" followed by speeches from Rotary District 6910 Governor David Cooper, Snellville City Manager Butch Sanders and The Rotary Club of Gwinnett Sunrise President, Angela Wirt.