NORTH MANCHESTER – A new peace pole will be dedicated by Seniors for Peace on the campus of Timbercrest Senior Living Community at 4 p.m. June 5.
The pole will be set near the intersection of East Street and Timbercrest Drive. It is to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Timbercrest and to kick off the three-day “Summer Festival” at Timbercrest June 5-7.
The family of Robert Lynn will perform at the dedication and remarks by members of Seniors for Peace will be shared. The new Peace Pole will proclaim “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in six different languages. According to Seniors for Peace Chair Don Willoughby the languages are: English; Hebrew, language of the Old Testament and of Jesus, the Prince of Peace; Greek, language of the New Testament and of the early followers of the Prince of Peace; Dutch, language of the Netherlands where the very early Brethren refugees found protection from war and religious persecution before they came to America; Korean and Vietnamese, languages of divided war-torn countries where many of troops died and from which many refugees came to live in America.
There are many peace poles on the campus of Timbercrest, proclaiming the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in many different languages. Seniors for Peace dedicated a peace pole in 2008 on the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Church of the Brethren. For information about Timbercrest or Seniors for Peace, call 260-982-2118.