“I think it’s important for every person to say ‘maybe
I can do something to make a positive difference in the world.
What can I do to make peace a reality?’” explained
“This Peace Pole will serve as a reminder for us to continually rededicate
ourselves to spreading the message of peace and understanding,” Liss said.
Unfortunately, what happened on 9-11 was an act of hate, and we need to focus
on turning things around,” said Kelly Collins, a pre-med senior at HPU. “Peace
is everyone getting along. It’s knowing the people around you and not caring
where they’re from,” added Collins.
A collection of hopes submitted by HPU students during Intercultural
Day on April 16 is buried at the base of the pole.