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International Day of Peace set for Saturday

The Peace Center of Nevada County volunteers have invited the community to celebrate the International Day of Peace Saturday.

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) was first established by a UN resolution in 1981, to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. Globally on this date, humankind can celebrate “Peace Day” by simply lighting a candle at noon and sitting in silent meditation, or attending a local event commemorating peace.

Another importantly celebrated but not as well-known “Peace Day” is Aug. 27. On this date the Peace Pact, or the Kellogg-Briand Pact, was signed. This International Pact, passed into US law in 1929, renounced war as the instrument of national policy and committed nations to settling disputes exclusively by peaceful means. Co-author Secretary of State Republican Kellogg in Minnesota won the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Peace Pact still remains U.S. and international Law.

Visit the Peace Center website,, for local peace-building actions and events, such as a peace celebration on the Broad Street bridge, Nevada City, at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

This year, the Peace Center wants to recognize peace-builders here in our community. Nominate a Peace-builder that you know in our community and email your nomination to Peace Center of Nevada County,, who will recognize them in the center’s annual fair booth at the Nevada County Fair in 2014.

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