Honor Peace in a Powerful Way on Armistice Day

World War I ended in 1918 on the 11th Hour, of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month. For years England honored this moment by a Silent Minute observed at 11 a.m. on November 11.

In 1963 on November 11 at lunch in San Francisco with Jules Dundes, Manager of KCBS, John McConnell, who later started Earth Day, proposed commitment to peace could be aided by providing a Minute on radio that would be devoted to silent prayer and "...thoughts of peace and good will."

The period of mourning for President Kennedy -- thirty days after his assassination -- was ended with a global "minute for peace" on December 22 at 11 a.m. Dallas Time (1900 GMT). This was carried by radio around the world.

Everyone who sees this message please join with me November 11 at around 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (2 p.m. in New York) in heartfelt prayer and faith for peace in Palestine, Iraq, The Balkans and all over the world.

John McConnell

In Flanders Fields

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