T.W. Briscoe Park is now home to a symbol of peace.
The Rotary Club of Gwinnett Sunrise gifted a “Peace Pole” Sunday at the entrance of the park’s walking trail.
“The introduction to peace and conflict resolution really begins on the playgrounds and in the parks,” Rotary Club officials said. “Through sharing of toys, including everyone in the game and being a good sport, our children learn that small but important choices brings peace.
“The Rotary Peace Pole commemorates those choices young people make today to usher in a peaceful and prosperous future. The Peace Pole stands as a memento of our community’s anticipation of the victory of peace over violent and hostile attitudes and actions. More than this, it stands as a recognition that such a permanent peace begins today with our future: our community’s young people.”
With the installation of this Peace Pole, Snellville joins a movement of tens of thousands of Peace Poles in more than 140 countries, Rotary officials said.
PHOTO CAPTION: From left are Rotary Club District 6910 Gov. David Cooper, Rotary Club of Gwinnett Sunrise President Angela Wirt, Assistant District Gov. Mark Abrams, Snellville Police Department Chief Roy Whitehead, City Manager Butch Sanders, RCGS exchange student from Sri Lanka Tehara Delpethado, Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Bender and Councilman Dave Emanuel.