Monday, September 21, 2015

Rotary Club of Lake Worth—Peace Initiative Day and Peace Pole Dedication (9/20/15)

Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., a crowd of over one hundred people gathered east of the steps to Lake Worth City Hall. They came to experience the dedication of the Peace Pole. The pole is located in front of City Hall, just south of the three flag poles on the west side of Dixie Hwy. It proudly proclaims "Peace prevail on Earth" in four different languages: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Finnish. If you watch at about the eight minute mark, speakers of other world languages stepped up to the microphone to say "Peace Prevail on Earth" in other tongues. Of the city commission, the Mayor was there, accepted a proclamation from the Rotary Club of Lake Worth and said a few words expressing the desire for peace in our city and our world. Other Commissioners attending included Vice Mayor Maxwell and Commissioner McVoy.
A shout out goes to the Lake Worth High School chorus who performed a rendition of Let There Be Peace on Earth on the steps of City Hall. That's at about the 11:30 mark of the first video.