"We'd meet at Rosie's Bar to make plans and talk about the future and how we'd build a better world. We felt contempt for the old people and their stupid, outdated ways. They'd have to move aside and make way for new ideas. We were marching forward into tomorrow and wanted everything to change. Then, in time, we eventually saw the reality of it all and grew wise enough to understand what the old people had been saying. But by then we'd become the new old people. Our children had other causes and hated us for being fools." War veteran
Recorded at the 2014 International Peace Festival
The International Day of Peace (“World Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. It was established in 1981 when the United Nations General Assembly declared this as a day of non-violence and ceasefire devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed for someone. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organisation, community or government engaged in a large event. You can also share thoughts, messages and pictures to commemorate Peace Day on social media.
I call on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and
observe a global ceasefire. To them I say, "Stop the killings
and the destruction, and create space for lasting peace."
Rosie's Bar (c) 2012 Steve Nielson All Rights Reserved