A Sign For The Ages

Alert “06880” reader Mary Sikorski spotted this sign this morning, on her daily walk down South Compo Road. It’s at the end of Sherman’s Way, near the Post Road:

(Photo/Mary Sikorski)

(Photo/Mary Sikorski)


9 responses to “A Sign For The Ages

  1. Bonnie Scott Connolly

    From your lips to God’s ears. Why is it so difficult?

  2. Mary (Cookman) Schmerker Staples 1958

    This makes me want to sing: “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me” Which then makes me ask my self, did we sing this at a Staples Concert under the direction of Mr. Ohanian at some point? I think the song dates back that far. ( Mid 1950’s)

  3. Looks like the same message in French on the side.
    A lovely neighbourhood Christmas/Hanukkah “card”.

    • … I wasn’t aware of the Peace Pole Project until now… Many thanks for this timely information.

  4. There are peace poles by the Rotary Pavilion at the Westport YMCA, donated by Westport Rotary. The Unitarian Church also has one. Probably other religious organizations do as well.

  5. There’s yet another inspiring Peace Pole, placed years ago, at the enterace to the Town Hall…,(My old Bedford Elementry School). It always reminds me of the “Let It Be” sign that stood for years, next to the “Buck Buck Tree” at Staples in the early 1970’s.

  6. Sandra Johnson

    Each Christmas there always lots of sigh, etc with Let There be Peace on Earth. I certainly hope that SOME day there will be peace on earth – all around the world!! I’m 82, and there has always been some sort of “conflict” going on – starting when I was 7 with World War 2!

  7. The poles are a project of The World Peace Prayer Society. https://www.worldpeace.org/activities_peacepoleproject.html

  8. There are similar Peace Poles at the entrance to Town Hall, at the new Y, and at several private residences around town. It is a wonderful message for the season; Note that they generally are in 4 to 8 languages to represent the internationality of the community and the universality of the message. The Peace Poles at the Y was placed there this fall by the 2 Rotary clubs in Westport