Day of peace

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of Peace...

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of Peace as an invitation to all nations to observe a cessation of hostilities and violence for the day, to promote peaceful conflict resolution and to work toward lasting global peace.

A number of organizations across Canada observed this special day Sept. 21 in various ways that include informing our communities about peace issues,  observing a moment of silence for global peace and reminding people of on-going efforts for the cause of peace.

It is most unfortunate that the United States chose this very day not “ to honor a cessation of hostilities” but rather to implement a provocative, powerful  $20 million  testing of a long range nuclear missile – the third one this year alone.

A message may be sent to President Obama asking him to respect the International Day of Peace by cancelling the Missile Launch and to take nuclear weapons off high alert status in order to lower the possibility of accidental or unauthorized missile launches.

Nadine Poznanski

Vernon