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Published May 16, 2013, 05:08 PM

Peace Poles go up in Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - A popular park in the heart of downtown Detroit Lakes has a new addition at the Essentia Health Rotary Park, the dedication of a Peace Pole.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - A popular park in the heart of downtown Detroit Lakes has a new addition at the Essentia Health Rotary Park, the dedication of a Peace Pole.

Rotarian members in Detroit Lakes honored the wishes of the International President of Rotary, who is from Japan, and hopes to see Peace Poles go up in cities across America and the world. The poles carry the message: May Peace Prevail on Earth. As part of the ceremony, white doves symbolizing peace were released.

Dave Karsnia, Rotary President-DL: “It is his hope that the world will see Japan as a peace loving nation and not the one that started World War II and his hope there could be a series of symposiums and peace poles to indicate we need peace in the world.”

Peace Poles have been placed in thousands of cities worldwide, including the North Pole.

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