We will be back with Five On Friday next week
This week, we celebrate BlogBlast For Peace 2011.
The FIFTH ANNIVERSAY of this great event begun by our dear friend MIMI of "Mimi Writes".
Ah that FIRST YEAR there were a few hundred tops...we were all unsure where it would go.
That Christmas, Mimi asked us to post a Peace Globe to celebrate the holiday and a few more joined in.
Then we flew globes in June of 2007 and the word was getting out there.
On the First Anniversary the group had grown and Mimi was receiving Globes from other countries, but the cause was still gaining its momentum.
It was still all about Bloggers...the other social media had not taken hold of the world yet. As you can see, it was more than a once a year event at that time, but eventually Mimi and the core of her group came to the realization that once a year would bring in more participants...
Second Anniversary and the world was taking notice. Peace Globes from around the globe were flown in honor of a simple thought - Peace For All.
On the Third Anniversary, I celebrated 27 World Championships and a hope for World Peace along with thousands of others...it was now a true movement and that year The Peace Globe Worker Bees were born with a simple purpose to aid anyone who needed assistance in constructing their peace globe. The lack of an art program was no longer an obstacle in joining.
Last year we had covered the globe and the movement took to Facebook and even more people pushed the movement forward. Peace Globes were seen by hundreds of thousands of people. There was coverage on web sites dedicated to Peace in the world and those outside the movement were taking notice.
Now, five years after it has begun, there are peace globes from all 50 states, from 55 countries and maybe even more once the sun sets around the world today.
This year, Nancy and I are expressing our hope for Peace for those who no longer can do so.
Those who serve our Country and other Countries around the world in the name of Peace who never make it home, those who live in war ravaged countries who have no way to avoid the horrors of war. Those who die of starvation due to the inability to get them the bare essentials needed to live.
Keep the movement growing. If you have never Blogged For Peace, think of joining next year. If you know someone in the media, mention this movement to them. Wouldn't it be amazing to see a story on this movement on the news some day?
Wouldn't it be even more amazing if we shut the movement down because the world is AT PEACE?!!!!!!
May you and yours never have to be destroyed by the evils of war...
Live in Peace Always
Nancy & Vinny