Monday, September 21, 2009

International Day of Peace


September 21 is the International Day of Peace.  The United Nations General Assembly first recognized the International Day of Peace in September 1981 to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace.  The General Assembly later assigned it the permanent date of September 21 in 2001.  It is intended to be a day where parties to hostilities lay down their weapons and observe a cease fire.  The peace bell at the United Nations is rung on this day and a moment of silence is observed. 

May you all be peacemakers in your own lives and communities today and in the future. 


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