Saint Joseph Health system (SJHS) is dedicating several Peace poles throughout its locations. Peace poles are internationally recognized symbols of the hopes and dreams of the human race, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth.  Conceived by Masahisa Goi in Japan in 1955 and today promoted by the Peace Pole Project, the poles bear the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” scripted in different languages. More than 180,000 have been placed around the world.

“We are here for a reason greater than us,” said Chad W. Towner, CEO of Saint Joseph Health System. “By establishing Peace poles throughout our health system, we join in the global effort to promote and bring greater peace in our own community and throughout the world.”

The first Peace pole will be established at the Elm Road Medical Campus on November 2nd at 12:30 at the front entrance. The service also will include a special blessing of the land to re-consecrate it to the healing arts. A memorial bench also will be placed in honor of Dr. Todd Graham.

The Peace pole at St. Joseph Health System Plymouth Medical Center will be dedicated on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 11:15 am, in the main lobby.  Community members are encouraged to join in the dedication.