What Does Lake Oswego, Oregon Have in Common with the Giza Pyramids, River Kwai and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory?

Lake Oswego Rotarians recently planted Peace Poles at the six elementary schools in town. This one, at Oak Creek, says "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in English, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Russian and Hindi.

Lake Oswego Rotarians recently planted Peace Poles at the six elementary schools in town. This one, at Oak Creek, says “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Russian and Hindi.

Lake Oswego recently joined the ranks of locations prominent and unassuming that have planted Peace Poles bearing the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages from around the world.

Lake Oswego Rotary members fanned out to the six elementary schools in town this past weekend to erect Peace Poles at each site. Three more will be placed at Lake Oswego City Hall, Marylhurst and the Lake Oswego Public Library (which will be unveiled as part of the Lake Oswego Reads program on February 22 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II).

The Peace Pole project began in 1976 as a way to spread Masahisa Goi’s universal message and prayer for world peace throughout the world. Since then, it’s estimated there are more than 200,000 poles in over 195 countries on all the continents. People as renowned as the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and John Denver have lent a hand in planting the poles.

In Lake Oswego, the Lake Oswego Rotary’s Peace Builder committee took on the project and donated these poles as part of their mission to build goodwill and peace in the world.

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I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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4 Responses to What Does Lake Oswego, Oregon Have in Common with the Giza Pyramids, River Kwai and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory?

  1. Dan Pearson says:

    Fifty two weeks a year I look forward to news about LO from you. This is very good news indeed. Well done fellow Rotarian Peace Builders!

  2. Dennis Wong says:

    From Westport Sunrise Rotary in CT. Congrats to the Lake Oswego community and my fellow Rotarians on a great program to plant peace poles to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace. I heard about this effort from a fellow member of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace. I wish you all continue success in promoting peace. And Go Ducks.

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