|•||The issue of peace embraces the deepest hopes of all peoples and remains humanity's guiding inspiration.|
|•||In 1981 the United Nations proclaimed the International Day of Peace to be "devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples."|
|•||The United Nations expanded the observance of the International Day of Peace in 2001 to include the call for a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, and invited all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the day.|
|•||There is growing support within our city for the observance of the International Day of Peace, which affirms a vision of our world at peace, and fosters cooperation between individuals, organizations and nations.|
|•||Global crises impel all citizens to work toward converting humanity's noblest aspirations for world peace into a practical reality for future generations.|
NOW THEREFORE, I, John Morrison, Mayor of Ashland, hereby proclaim September 21, 2005 as
THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
and encourage all citizens throughout Oregon to join in this observance.
Dated this 20th day of September, 2005.
Barbara Christensen, City Recorder
John W. Morrison, Mayor
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