Peace pole & flag celebration at The Commons

, Posted: Sat, May 31 2014 at 6:11 PM, Updated: Sat, May 31 2014 at 10:46 PM

Medford, Ore.--   Peace on earth. That was the message a group of local and international representatives had today at The Commons in Medford.

As a pledge for peace, a delegation from China and state representatives gathered to present a peace pole that will end up at the U.S. Cellular Field.

The pole has "let peace prevail" written in Chinese, Spanish, and English.

Candidate for Oregon Governor, Dennis Richardson was at the event and said, "This was an opportunity for us here in southern Oregon to have a peace pole. These are going up all over the world and they're merely a reminder that peace starts with individuals in our own hearts with compassion and love."

A local Mexican style dance group performed at the event in honor of peace. The celebration  ended with a flag ceremony with flags from all of the countries in the world.

The theme of today's peace ceremony was  "Harmony with Difference."

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