People, faiths come together on 'Let's Get Connected Day'

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Salisbury’s Fifth Annual “Let’s Get Connected Day” was celebrated Saturday at the Bell Tower Park at Jackson and West Innes streets.
The Covenant Community Connection, a subgroup of of the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council, holds the event to celebrate the city and county’s diverse populations and faiths.
The day includes, music, art, story and dance from many different cultures.
This year’s Peace Pole had the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” inscribed in the languages of English, German, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Zulu, Croatian, Bosnian and Hmong, reflecting both the history of the area and the diverse population of the county school system. These languages were different from those chosen for the 2007 Peace Pole located at City Park.
Americans began planting peace poles in 1985, and they are often found in city parks and other public gathering places, schools, churches and gardens.
Peace doves were released during the circle prayer Saturday representing the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths.