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WWII Vet Return to Hiroshima to Play

WWII Vet Return to Hiroshima to Play

A group of American World War II Veterans met up with Japanese World War II Veterans in Hiroshima in April.  The men gathered together to pay respects by visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.  Then they played softball. Most of those who participated were in their 80s.  They played their game at an elementary school where some 400 children died during the bombing of Hiroshima. This was the second time the group got together for a softball game.  The last…

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Working to End Violence in Iraq

Working to End Violence in Iraq

An alliance between an Iraqi organization and 9/11 families hopes to bring about a more peaceful Iraq. The Iraqi organization is called La’Onf, which means “no violence”. The founder is Ishmaeel Dawood.   They’ve joined up with September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows to achieve their goal.  This group is made up of people who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack. The groups got together in January 2006 to study non-violent movement leaders.  The read up on Gandhi, Martin Luther…

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Today is International Day of Peace

Today is International Day of Peace

Peace to all on International Day of Peace. This day was designated in 1982 to promote peace throughout the world. According to the website: “The United Nations’ International Day of Peace – marked every year on September 21 – is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.” If you’d like to learn more about the day and the efforts to promote peace, visit their home page

24th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day

24th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day

If you’ve got some time on your hands, join volunteers Saturday September 20th for Caliofnria Coastal Clean Up Day.  The day is designed to get all the garbage dumped by Summer revelers off of California’s shorelines and beaches.  Groups from all over the state are planning clean up operations. Last year, over 60,000 folks showed up.  The cleaned up beaches, lakes, and rivers.   If you can believe it, they hauled in over 90,000 pounds of trash.  That’s alot of…

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