Asheville celebration rallies for global cease-fire

by: Sheldon Schenck – Staff Writer – [email protected]
Crowds joined together last Friday for Asheville’s festival in celebration of the International Day of Peace. The event put an emphasis on youth involvement and lessening the need for military funding.
The Peace Day was established by the United Nations in 1981. In 2002, Sept. 21 was declared the official International Day of Peace. Celebrations take place around the world, and there is an official moment of silence at noon in every time zone, along with hope for a global cease-fire.

Luis Miguelez, displays his protest sign at the International Day of Peace celebration, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Debralee Williams, left, Laura Sorensen, center, and Cathy Holt, right, protest for peace at the International Peace Day celebration last Friday.