Peace

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for peacesign2.jpegLondon, 1958:  20 years before Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen headlined No Nukes in Madison Square Garden, protesters march for the first time for a new cause - nuclear disarmament.  They set out on a four day journey, in the spring rain, carrying a sign - a new sign for their new movement.  We now recognize it as the universal symbol for peace.

The peace sign was created by Artist Gerald Holtom.  It is the union of the semaphore initials for N and D (nuclear disarmament).  Mr. Holtrom chose to not copyright his creation which enabled it to appear throughout the decades at antiwar and antinuclear rallies worldwide.  

The perfect 50 year old:  Weathered, experienced, deep, work undone - continually dedicated, teaching, inspirational, gleam in the eye because it has a past to remember fondly, and still very, very hip.

 

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What a lovely sentiment and interesting history. The peace sign is an endless symbol of what could be . . . and maybe what will be in the next administration.

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