On this day over sixty-years ago, two nations came together to exchange vows and become one in Holy Matrimony. My mother always made a big deal out of the fact that two people on opposite sides of the world were married on United Nations Day.Continue reading “Worldly Flavors on United Nations Day”
United Nations Day is a part of the larger United Nations Week, which begins on October 20 and ends on the 26th each year. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 24 as the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations. United Nations Day was officially established. Five years later, my parents were married on that very day.
Growing up, I don’t recall learning much about United Nations Day in school. Maybe we did, I just don’t remember. If it were something taught in elementary school, we were far too busy worrying about the missiles in Cuba and building bomb shelters to be concerned with United Nations anything. After all, the world was ending – or so we thought.