The students and staff of St. Joseph's celebrated a Peace Pole on Friday, in recognition of International Peace Day, September 21. The students sang "The Prayer of St. Francis," read poems, and placed pinwheels around the Peace Pole in front of the school. Reverend Rich Toohey read from the Gospel of John, and the children sang "The Peace Song." At the conclusion of the ceremony, student representatives of the classes released 15 white doves, to the surprise of all the students.
Times Observer photo by Rob Andersen
International day of peace