02/22/09: Scripture readers Judith Kaho, Shea Moreno, Devon Moreno, Joe Ann Gatley, and Jared Crawford, from left, with Los Altos Methadist Church in Long Beach, place their hand on the Peace Pole as they read a dedication of the Peace Pole to God and the Peace Garden in which the Peace Pole is located in the memory of Valorie Hafner, a former parishioner of the church on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Jared Crawford, 18, with Boy Scout Troop 74, designed and supervised the Peace Pole and Garden project to obtain the highest honor as a Boy Scout, the Eagle Scout. Crawford dedicated over 200 hours to the Peace Pole and Garden from the start of the concept in January 2008 to the time of completion in September. The pole stands 7-feet tall adorning the words, "May Peace Prevail on Earth," in twelve languages that are prevalent in and around the city of Long Beach.
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