International Day of Peace


        September 21st is the International Day of Peace. With all of the turmoil in the Middle East, all of the political tension over here in the United States, and the recent anniversary of 9/11, this international holiday couldn’t have come at a better time. The world would greatly benefit by taking time to observe this special day.

        The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations back in 1981, and the first Peace Day was held in 1982. It was originally held on the third Tuesday in September, but was officially set to September 21st in 2001. This day was meant to bring people together and to take a break from all of the chaos and violence that we often find ourselves experiencing or hearing about.

“Peace is not something you wish for. It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” –Robert Fulghum

        Take time on Friday to participate in this Day of Peace along with millions of people all over the world. Whether you make peace within yourself, make peace with someone else, spend a moment in respectful silence or in prayer, or gather with friends and family, it is important to keep peace in the forefront of your mind on this special day. It is important to do something in honor of peace and in memory of those who have worked so hard to achieve it.