The Miller Place School District’s Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School (LADSBS) recently celebrated National Peace Day with engaging student activities related to peace. LADSBS took the initiative to set a tone of respect and unity for the year by hosting powerful and inspiring assemblies for each grade level where faculty members and students discussed what it means to be kind and how to make a positive difference in the school building. In order to honor peace day year-round, students devised different initiatives to promote diversity and encourage acceptance with peers.
In 1999, Jeremy Gilley initiated Peace One Day with the objective to get the entire world to observe one day of peace and non-violence. Gilley documented his efforts through an award-winning film called “The Day After Peace.” The United Nations unanimously adopted September 21st as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations.
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