2017-09-21 / Letters

‘Peace Day’ planned in Traverse City

To the editor:

The International Day of Peace — Peace Day — is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Peace Day was established in 1981 with a unanimous United Nations resolution, and provides a globally shared date to commit to Peace regardless of differences between race, religion, gender, social or economic backgrounds. This year’s theme is Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.

On Sunday, Sept. 24, The Traverse City Veterans for Peace will host a celebration of the International Day of Peace, their sixth year of honoring a day dedicated to the idea of world peace and compassion. We will gather at the Open Space at 1:00pm. A March for Peace begins at 2 p.m. through downtown Traverse City, returning to the Open Space. There will then be a dedication of this year’s planting of a peace pole.

For the past six years, the City of Traverse City has granted the VFP/ TC permission to plant a peace pole in one of the City’s public parks. This year the dedication will take part in Darrow Park, on the corner of Bay and Monroe Streets. Events begin at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any, or all, of the day’s celebration of, and dedication to, world peace. For more information, call Tim Keenan at 231-357-4776.

Monica Evans

Blueberry Lane


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