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New Public Art Unveiling June 13th in Gig Harbor

Peace Pole at Gig Harbor Civic Center

Gig Harbor, Wash. May 26th, 2016 – The Gig Harbor Midday Rotary and the City of Gig Harbor are pleased to announce the unveiling and dedication of a new public art piece in Gig Harbor. The public is invited to attend the short ceremony on Monday, June 13th at 5pm. At that time, a new Peace Pole, located in the front garden at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Street, will be unveiled.

The Peace Pole movement dates back to 1985 when Masahisa Goi (1916-1980) of Japan first introduced the art pieces adorned with the universal message for world peace, May Peace Prevail On Earth. The first Peace Pole was presented in the United States in 1986. Peace Poles are now the most recognized international symbol of peace throughout the world, and are found in more than 180 countries. Members of the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary lead the way for the creation of the Peace Pole to be placed at the Gig Harbor Civic Center.

The Gig Harbor Peace Pole will include the message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, in eight languages; Spanish, French, Croatian, Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, Lushootseed (Puyallup Tribe) and English.

Please join us for this special ceremony. For further information or questions, contact Terri Reed at the City of Gig Harbor at (253) 851-8136.