What is a Peace Pole?

The Peace Pole Project

Planting the Universal Message of Peace

A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer|
May Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its four or six sides, usually in different languages.
There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated
as monuments to peace.

More About Flag Peace Day

2020 Flagstaff Peace Day Celebration | Monday, September 21, 2020








Flagstaff, Traveling, and Other Peace Poles From Around the World

Peace Poles serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace.

When you plant a Peace Pole in your community, you are linking with people all over the world who have planted Peace Poles in the same spirit of peace. Every Peace Pole proclaims the intention “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the language of the country and often several other languages as well. Peace Poles can be found on all the continents around the world.

The geocache travel bug began it’s journey from Flagstaff, AZ in March 2017.  As of the summer of 2019, the travel bug peace pole has journeyed over 34,000 miles, traveling from east to west coast of the United States and making trips to Hawaii and Vietnam, as well.  This miniature peace pole’s mission is to log as many visits to geocaches from sea to shining sea as possible before September 21 (International Day of Peace).  You are encouraged to perform a random act of kindness to start a ripple effect of spreading peace throughout the world and to share your adventures with other geocachers!


In 2018 a 12 foot steel Peace Pole was permanently installed and dedicated in downtown Flagstaff at Heritage Square. At night an Interior light emphasizes the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth: in these languages:  English, Hopi. Dine, Spanish, sign language and Japanese (where Peace Poles originated).  The Peace Pole will be rededicated on September 21.