Saturday, February 23, 2008

ALL WE ARE SAYING IS.....


Peace Sign Turns 50
And finally the peace sign turned 50 years old this week. Over the past five decades the peace sign has become one of the world’s enduring icons. The original peace sign was developed in1958 by a British textile designer and conscientious objector named Gerald Holtom. He created the symbol by combining the semaphore letters N and D, for nuclear disarmament. On Feb. 21, 1958 the symbol was accepted by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear war. The symbol soon began to be used in anti-nuclear protests across Britain and then spread across the globe. (from Democracy Now)

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