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Representatives from the City, the West Linn High School Interact Club and the West Linn Rotary Club came together to install the pole

SUBMITTED PHOTOS: ANDREW KILSTROM - David Goode and Mayor Russ Axelrod unveil the peace pole. Peace for all.

That was the message of a May 22 Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony, in which representatives from the City, the West Linn High School Interact Club and the West Linn Rotary Club came together to install an international sign of peace.

"Today, personally, I find the Peace Pole a symbol of love and compassion, of a need to reach out to every person in our community, and the world, to let them know that we care, that we have their backs, that we respect each other, that we embrace our differences as a symbol of strength and unity and common purpose for this precious life we are all blessed with on this amazing planet that we all share," said Mayor Russ Axelrod at the event.

"This peace pole will forever be a symbol for us to embrace, to seek hope and to heal."

The Peace Pole that now stands outside City Hall promotes multicultural understanding and world peace.

There are thousands of Peace Poles in 180 different countries that stand to represent world peace.

Poles can be found in 180 different countries, each representing the hope of world peace.

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