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File #: 2019-2064    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 9/17/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Enactment date: 9/17/2019 Enactment #: 574
Effective date: 9/17/2019    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Thursday, September 21st, 2019 to be the "International Day of Peace and Peace Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MRS. HARRIS

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WHEREAS, in 2001 the General assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted resolution 55/82, thereby declaring September 21st of each year as an International Day of Peace; and,

 

WHEREAS, consequent to the intent of this resolution, all people, institutions and organizations world-wide are invited to celebrate a day of peace and non-violence by creating their own unique demonstrations for prayer, along with a variety of others spiritual and secular observances; and,

 

WHEREAS, it is the hope of the United Nations and all participants involved in the International Day of Peace that such aforementioned activities will ultimately work to support a global ceasefire to occur annually on September 21st; and,

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Stan Willit and Mr. Al Snyder, two Pittsburgh residents, have written, arranged, and recorded “One Day of Peace”; a song specifically composed for the International Day of Peace; and,

 

WHEREAS, locally the International Day of Peace will be commemorated and celebrated with a number of activities including but not limited to a Peace Vigil, special programming on PCTV21, awareness events hosted by the Aero National Air Ambulance and Charter, CCBC (Community College of Beaver County), Davison Design and Development, Freedom Area School District, Sisters of St. Joseph and Wednesday Night Basketball Association; and,

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Bo Mesing has been a driving force in the commemoration of the International Day of Peace and Peace Day within the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and other surrounding counties, using his time, talents, and sense of commitment to show that Pittsburghers are committed to the practice of peace world-wide; and,

 

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Thursday, September 21st, 2019 to be the “International Day of Peace and Peace Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.