SAVE THE DAY! International Day of Peace coming soon!

Submitted by Lynn R. Edmonds

Please join with the Soroptimists and the Lions’ Clubs of Fillmore to Celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21 at 5:00 at the City Park by the Peace Pole.

In 1981 the UN General Assembly Resolution passed a resolution put forth by Costa Rica, that Sept 21 be declared the International Day of Peace to be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace. Soroptimist International of Fillmore member, Sarah Hansen, began the first Fillmore International Day of Peace in 2007 with a temporary wooden pole. The permanent Peace Pole was installed in 2010 though the collaboration of the City of Fillmore, local service groups and donations from individuals.

Inscribed on the Peace Pole Fillmore Peace Pole is script in seven languages stating “May Peace Prevail on Earth”; English, Spanish, Chumash, Arabic, Braille, Hebrew and Japanese.

In declaring the International Day of Peace, — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said "Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind." This is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all. It is each of our responsibility to do our part in building a more peaceful world.

Please join us for a time to reflect on the need for peace!