All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance. Thank you, John Lennon.
Today, September 21st is the International Day of Peace. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982. In 2001, the GA by unanimous vote established September 21st as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. The UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the International Day of Peace.
How do you believe in peace while also believing in protecting Americans at home and abroad? How do you believe in peace while expecting and insisting on retribution for Americans that are murdered by terrorists? I have absolutely no idea. Peace is an ideal not easily created or maintained.
Support the Troops. Give Peace a Chance. God Bless America!
On a separate but similar note, just a few days ago, we had the birth of a baby panda here in Washington, DC. So far, so good for the health of the mama and baby panda. In 1972 President Nixon was given two giant pandas, Ling-Ling and Hsin-Hsing by the People’s Republic of China. The pandas were given to the U.S. as a symbol of friendship following the President’s goodwill trip to China. 40 years later we are still in love with, and captivated by the pandas. Maybe it’s just me, but today, I’ll refer to them as the Peace Panda.
Happy International Day of Peace!
***Update on 9/24/12 Sadly, the baby panda did not survive 😦