United Nations Day NY Style

Today is United Nations Day. This day had a very special meaning in my home. My father, an Okie from Oklahoma, while serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, met my mother, a Filipino beauty from a politically influential family. They were married on October 24, United Nations Day.

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A United Nations Sunday Supper

United Nations Day reflects the official creation of the United Nations on October 24, 1945. Two years after the establishment of the United Nations, the General Assembly declared October 24 as the anniversary of the Charter. In 1971, the General Assembly adopted a further resolution declaring United Nations Day to be an International Holiday.

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Worldly Flavors on United Nations Day

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.

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United Nations Day in Six-Courses

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.

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Celebrate this Day with a Banquet

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.

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