Artist rendering of The Ela Peace Project

Ela Peace Project

To foster peace and celebrate diversity, Ela Township will install a peace pole on Main Street in Lake Zurich, Illinois between the Ela Historical Society/Museum and Lions Park in the Fall, 2021.  


It will be modeled after the first peace pole created in Japan in 1955 in an effort to help that country heal after WWII.  Since then, over 200,000 peace poles have been erected in over 180 countries. 


All international peace poles contain the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth”.  The Ela Township peace pole will proclaim this message in English; additionally, it will honor our diverse community by adding the word “peace” in the ​over 60 languages spoken in Ela Township, including sign language and Braille.

 Click here to download the Ela Peace Project Information Sheet