LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A Peace Pole has been dedicated in downtown Little Rock.
Pulaski County hosted the Monday morning event in the Pulaski County Administration Building parking lot.
Thousands of Peace Poles are planted around the world and are dedicated as monuments to peace.
The Peace Pole dedicated in the Capital City bears the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Japanese, French and Hindi.
Pastor Dwight Townsend of Longley Baptist Church offered a prayer for peace followed by the dedication, performed by Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde.
In addition to the dedication, Pulaski County, in partnership with ACANSA and the Arkansas Education Association (AEA), will host Chalk 4 Peace at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library. The event will take place Saturday, Sept 23 at 11 a.m. This FREE event invites all young artists to illustrate what peace means to them. Supplies and chalk are provided by AEA.
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