The Day of Peace, established in 1978, was held in Chicago. The message of peace was sent from the city center’s Daley Plaza square. City representatives, representatives of the State of Illinois, Consular Corps, representatives of ethnic organizations, cultural and educational institutions and many others participated in the event.
The flags of all the UN member countries were carried during the World Peace Flag Ceremony. A prayer for peace was said for each individual country. Consuls General or the representatives of the consulates based in Chicago carried flags of their countries. Acting Consul General Dejan Radulovic participated on behalf of the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia.
Serbian folklore ensemble "Bozur" from Chicago participated in the cultural-artistic program. This is the first time that the representatives of the Serbian community in Chicago participated in the artistic portion of this event.
The Day of Peace in Chicago was founded three years before the UN declared September 21st as the International Day of Peace.
Gallery of photos can be found here.