US Senate Passes Menendez Resolution To Recognize And Support 'Peace Day'

US Senate Passes Menendez Resolution To Recognize And Support 'Peace Day'

Each year, September 21st is observed internationally as the International Day of Peace

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance last night passed a resolution (S. Res 274) in the U.S. Senate in recognition of Peace Day -- celebrated every year on September 21. First established in 2002 by the United Nations, and known worldwide as the International Day of Peace, this day is dedicated to the cessation of violence and hostility. The numerous international celebrations will include peace walks, concerts, mass prayer ceremonies, and school assemblies.

"I am proud that the U.S. Senate is joining millions throughout the world in support of this important cause - the end of global warfare and violence. There is always a way to solve our differences without resorting to violence and hostility against our fellow human beings. We must remember this ideal not just on Peace Day, but 365 days a year. Every day we have an opportunity to keep our commitment to non-violence: by ending our conflicts with civility, taking action in our local communities, and keeping the victims of violent conflict throughout the world in our thoughts and prayers. I applaud the Peace One Day Organization for its commitment to this laudable ideal."

Click here to read the resolution: http://menendez.senate.gov/pdf/09172009PeaceDayResolution.pdf


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