4 Jun 2008

BLOG BLAST FOR PEACE

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Dona nobis pacem
Grant us peace




The European flag

This flag represents only 63 years of peace in Europe. I am 65.

The search of an European symbol began in 1950 when a European committee looked into the question of a European flag and finally decided on this one, a constellation of stars, it was unveiled in 1958 World Expo in Brussels.

The European countries after centuries of wars against each other had finally understood that it was much better to live in peace together.

To come to this conclusion first over 70 million people, the majority of them civilians, had to be killed in World War II, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.

Wherever there is still war in the world, my only wish is that those countries start to negotiate instead of killing each other. 70 million human lives are a lot to pay for peace !

My contribution :

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Join the Blog Blast For Peace here at Mimi's Blog

43 comments:

catsynth said...

Peace to your human and feline friends at Gattina's :)

Mar said...

Well said, Gattina! I love your quote and peace globe.
Peace, sistah!

RennyBA said...

Great to see you on board and what a lovely contribution.

Mine is up too :-)

Lifecruiser said...

Very well said indeed! To involve EU in this was great thinking of you :-)

Peace sis'

*making the peace sign*

baby~amore' said...

Great bittersweet thoughts Gattina
I never knew it was 70 million astounding loss.
Beautiful globe
Peace be with us all

My Peace Post

Sonny said...

Wonderful peaceglobe gattina! Thanks for sharing!
Peace to you and yours!
&hearts Sonny

Karen Jo said...

I love your Peace Globe and the message on it is, oh, so true.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Peace to you and yours around the Peace Globe, Gattina!

Anndi said...

Such a beautiful Globe gattina.

Love... Peace

Dona Nobis Pacem

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful peace post....

My Peace post in here Thanks

Ivanhoe said...

Wonderful post, Gattina. have a peaceful day and let love rule! :o)

Carver said...

Beautiful peace globe and a great post. Dona Nobis Pacem.

Sanni said...

Such a great globe and posting!

Peace & LOVE to you and yours!

Ich finde Deinen Peace Globe total schön und mußte Lächeln, weil wir den gleichen Spruch drauf haben!

Außerdem wollte ich Dir noch danken, dass Du mich immer so lieb besuchen kommst, obwohl ich so eine treulose Tomate bin - ehrlich gesagt geht´s mir nicht so wirklich toll... aber ich hab´s auch satt, in meinen posts ständig zu jammern, als halt ich den Mund :-)

Auf jeden Fall bist Du in meinem reader und ich folge Dir täglich - besonders in Griechenland war´s toll... nur schade um das fehlende typische Essen. Wir haben damals auf Corfu auch alles andere vorgesetzt gekriegt, als dass, was wir erwartet hatten. Da sieht man´s wieder... typisch schwanger... nur aus Fressen zusammengesetzt *LOL*

Gruß & Kuß!

Jamie said...

"Words have power ... If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little."

Tom Stoppard

May we all say together: PEACE

Dr. A said...

Peace.

Julia Smith said...

Your message is perfect, Gattina - the mirror image of something is often what needs to be worked through or sought. Like 'turn that frown upside down.'

Peace to you on this hopeful day.

Quasi said...

Peace to you, too, Gattina. I showed my humans the European flag. They hadn't seen it before and were very impressed.

thailandchani said...

Wow.. yes... your quote is right on! I'd forgotten to consider about power. Greed always comes to mind first.. but it is greed and power.

Elizabeth said...

I'm visiting everyone who signed the BlogBlast for Peace Linky, here's my post if you have a minute to stop by. Wishing you peace today and always.

http://tinyurl.com/5bcljw

Vixen said...

What a wonderful and powerful thought.

Peace to all.

Skittles said...

Wishing you, me, all of us, peace.

Tammy said...

Peace to you and to all the people of the world!

Raven said...

Wonderful post. I just don't understand why we can't live in peace. It seems like it would be so much easier, doesn't it? Peace! Your peace globe is beautiful.

Julie said...

Very good quote.

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Ps. 34:14

cathy said...

Snap!
European peace is pretty meaningless unless they stop warring against non europeans too.
How many of our sons have died in foreign conflicts since that flag was concieved?

Sorry it is hard not to be a bit political when you're blogging for world peace:)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Beautiful Gattina. Peace to you and yours honey. :)

-TNChick- said...

Beautiful contribution!

Mom Unplugged said...

Well said Gattina! Why must all those lives be lost before we come to our senses? If it were left up to ordinary people, I think there would be a greater chance for peace. Beautiful Peace Globe too...


~Peace to you!~

Shrijnana said...

Beautiful post. I love how international this Blog Blast is!

said...

So ein schöner Peace Globe!
Meine Mami hat mir schooooon ganz viel von Dir erzählt :-) - natürlich nur Gutes... von Ihrer Blog-Freundin aus Belgien!

Liebe Grüße!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

With the Anniversary of D-Day upon us once again it is good to remember the dreadful conflict out of which modern Europe was fashioned. May it last for many generations.

Perhaps, it is time to have American and Canadian involvement in NATO terminated and America bases removed from European soil.

citizen of the world said...

On human life is too great a price to pay. Peace to you!

The Evil Blogger Twin said...

Let there be PEACE on earth and let it begin with us!

Jersey - The Furry Diva said...

Sending over peaceful *nose-licks* to you and the ones you love :-P

Lee said...

And still it is a fragile peace. Maybe through words of hope such as yours that peace will be strengthened and spread. Great post. Peace!

Irishcoda said...

Wonderful sentiments, Gattina, I totally agree! I love your peace globe! We are one of the countries that needs to learn that war is NOT the answer.

Mimi Lenox said...

70 million...boggles the mind. Thanks for blogging for peace today. May we all learn lessons from each other.

Jennifer said...

Perfect sentiment. Spread the word!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Well done! This day is unbelievable! Peace to you and your family…

ML said...

Beautiful globe and quote.
Happy Blogblast for Peace Day...
Love from The Sherwood Bunch:
Missy Blue Eyes,
KC,
Faith Boomerang,
Sol,
Smokey,
BJ
and Mommie ML

Dorothy said...

Very nice, Gattina.

I'll get around to COT again, soon, I hope. Things are starting to return to normal...I think.

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful globe and quote. Peace to you and yours.

Travis said...

Peace to you and yours!