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Today marks the 61st Anniversary for the internationally recognized peace symbol, designed by Gerald Holtom and presented to the Direct Action Committee on 21 February 1958. The symbol was commissioned by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and combines the semaphore symbols for the letters N and D – an abbreviation of “Nuclear Disarmament”.
Let us acknowledge this day by not only taking time out to appreciate the relatively peaceful lives most of us have here in Australia but to also spare a thought to those who are affected by atrocities as well as try to make a difference to the lives of those affected in any small way we can.

“We need to take action to develop compassion, to create inner peace within ourselves and to share that inner peace with our family and friends. Peace and warmheartedness can then spread through the community just as ripples radiate out across the water when you drop a pebble into a pond.” – Dalai Lama