How difficult is installing or planting a peace pole?
Not difficult. For both stone and metal peace poles all you need is a post hole digger and enough people to stand the pole up in the hole. For more about that go to this link: Installation.
Do most people have dedication ceremonies?
Almost all do. For some the dedication ceremony is what it all is about. Some examples of them can be see at: Peace Pole Dedication Ceremonies.
What translations of the message "May peace prevail on earth" are available?
So far I have been able to get any language that I didn't already have. The 160 that I have can seen at this link.
By the way, I call them "peace messages" rather than "peace prayers" because many zoning departments will not let religious messages be installed on public property. It helps everyone to have this one site to which all people can point to verify that it is a cause that is promoted independently of any religion.
How important is landscaping?
Some think that the landscaping is as important as the peace pole itself. Examples of landscaping around peace poles can be seen at this link.
What kind of maintenance do peace poles require?
None of my peace poles require maintenance. If you are positive that graffiti will be a problem on your stone peace pole, contact me for my recommendation on how to treat it before hand, but I've never seen a peace pole get hit by graffiti yet.
How will my peace pole be shipped?
Metal peace poles arrive in wooden crates that usually can be carried by two people.
Stone poles arrive in crates that have been built on pallets. They weight 750 pounds and are best moved with a forklift. If that cannot be arranged, let me know and it will come on a truck that has a lift gate. The driver will lower it onto two of your furniture dollies so that you can roll it away.
More about this is at Limestone Peace Pole Delivery.