Happy International Month of Peace
August is the International Peace Month. It was founded on August 16, 1926, at the Democratic Peace Conference in Germany. At the first session, the month of August 1926, was proclaimed "international peace month," and the delegates voted to encamp in tents upon the one time World War battlefields of France through August 29, "in order to pursue an intensive study of international peace work."
International Month of Peace was born of a series of tragic miscalculations. The war killed millions and ravaged Europe on a scale once considered unthinkable. The war not only set the stage for a century of violence and conflict but forever altered the human mindset, ushering in an age of cynicism, fatalism, and lower exceptions for the future.
As memory of World War I recedes, it's increasingly important that we educate new generations about the horrors of that conflict and learn whatever lessons we can, so we may not repeat the mistakes that led to the Great War.
"Those who not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayan