Local school children, Mayor Allen Joines and Superintendent Donald L. Martin Jr. of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will participate in the city’s annual observance of the International Day of Peace on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at noon on the steps of City Hall, 101 N. Main St. [UPDATE: location changed to the Council Chambers]
The observance will begin with a minute of silence followed by a reading of the Peace Proclamation and performances by students from Kennedy High School, Wiley Middle School, Brunson Elementary School, and The Arts-Based Elementary School.
Other Peace Day events include a Yoga Meditation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 2690 Fairlawn Drive; followed by a Prayer Service for Peace at 6:15 p.m.
The International Day of Peace, a global observance established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution, is a day for strengthening the ideal of peace and alleviating tensions and causes of conflict. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the United Nations resolution.
On Peace Day each year, young people in countries all over the world observe a minute of silence at noon in their time zone to support the United Nations in its mission of world peace. Observances have been held in Winston-Salem since 2003.