Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me…
I’ve always been inspired by the song “Let There be Peace on Earth,” but I knew I had to share my passion when I discovered after some research that it was written in 1955 for an International Children’s Choir that had been created in Long Beach, CA. The song still is performed by children’s choirs around the world, especially during the year-end holiday season.*
I’ve long concluded that maybe we can’t stop the wars and violence everywhere, but I am glad that, through this song, children remain the conscience of the world and remind us that striving for solutions to bring about a more peaceful world each year and each decade is our collective responsibility.
How beautiful it would be if 2017 would finally be the year that violence around the world at least subsides dramatically. My New Year’s wish for everyone is to heed the children and help bring about a more peaceful future.
*For more details, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_There_Be_Peace_on_Earth_(song) Note: (Let There Be Peace on Earth” was written by Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller in 1955 for the International Children’s Choir created by Easter Beakly and Arthur Granger of the Granger Dance Academy in Long Beach, California.)