Peace Pole

In celebration of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on Wednesday, September 21, PBS39 will host a ceremony to re-dedicate its Peace Pole, located at the PPL Public Media Center at PBS39.

The ceremony, a celebration of peace and unity in the Greater Lehigh Valley and around the world, will feature remarks from local dignitaries, choral performances from Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) students, and an international flag presentation by students from Charter Arts, Donegan Elementary School, and Lehigh University.

“It is part of PBS39’s mission to have a harmonizing impact on our community,” said Tim Fallon, PBS39 CEO. “The re-dedication of our Peace Pole is a perfectly unique way to unify individuals and organizations from our region, while participating in a movement that spans the world over.”

PBS39’s Peace Pole re-dedication ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

9:45:      Begin Secretary General message on Jumbotron
9:55:      Charter Arts choir – We Are the World

10:00:    Minute of silence is announced (emcee TBD)
10:01:    Welcome & Introduce UN Representative (TBD) – Tim Fallon
10:03:    Enlightenment, re-dedication, and Words of Peace - UN Rep (TBD)
10:10:    Intro Mayor Donchez (emcee)
10:10:    Mayor Donchez speaks/ offers Proclamation
10:15:    Intro Lehigh student (emcee)
10:15:    Lehigh U student discusses Peace Project (TBD)
10:20:    Flag presentation begins (Donegan students, Charter Arts students, Lehigh U students/powerpoint on Jumbotron))
11:05:    Flag presentation concludes
11:05:    Charter Arts Choir – Let There be Peace on Earth
11:10:    Ceremony Concludes