Pole wishing: ‘May peace prevail on earth’ – and in space

Photo by Dawn Fraser Kawahara

The peace pole at Kauai Community College asks for peace in many languages.

Last December, a story and photos of peace poles on Kauai caught my eye and interest (thegardenisland.com, Dec. 6, 2017, “Health and Fitness”). I didn’t recognize the byline, but the subject and images captured my imagination. I reached for my trusty orange scissors and clipped the article, thinking I’d like to see the actual subjects of the photos and the peace pole examples mentioned that exist on our island, and also mail out copies. I felt moved to spread the word of these positive symbols to my grown children and their children, my grandchildren on the mainland, who might like to promote a peace trend in their communities and schools.