Pic Of The Day #176

Peace at Town Hall (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

3 responses to “Pic Of The Day #176

  1. It truly is fascinating to many, trying to understand why there is such a problem there, and why people have so little respect for one another to have to “post” this message.
    Please explain so that I can exit 06880.

    • Eric William Buchroeder SHS '70

      It is a symptom of what our society has become – millions of individuals who think that the problems are caused by “other guys”. Peace must become reality to individuals and they have to practice it as individuals before it could possibly be expected to be realized in communities.

    • Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

      I have waited so long to respond that you may not see this Nancy. I have mulled over and thought about your comment and the sign in front of Westport’s Town Hall.
      I am proud of Westport for posting the sign. In today’s culture we are surrounded with name calling , bullying comments and profane language all the way to the highest levels in our government. The news has many reports of prominent men who have molested women and worse. On top of that we have the unsettling war of words with North Korea. I find a sign reminding us to be at peace with each other to be relevant. How we act in our homes, friendships, professional and volunteer contacts spills over to the broader community. You can guess my age by the year I graduated from Staples. In all my years I have never heard or seen so many unpleasant situations and verbal attacks. Once a long time ago there was a song that said: “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” I like Westport’s sign. Peace begins at home. Dan, I do hope that my comment does not cause a reader to “exit 06880”.

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