Cayman Islands Deputy Governor Franz Manderson led Peace Day observance by civil service personnel on Friday, 21 September by signing the pledge and demonstrating his support along with others at the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs at the Government Administration Building in Grand Cayman.
For the first time, the Cayman Islands joined millions of people around the world to celebrate International Peace Day on 21 September – a day when people resolve to put their differences aside and promote peace, particularly in countries that have known war, civil conflicts, social strife and political upheaval.
As part of the Peace Day activities, a ceremony was held at Dart Park in Grand Cayman – home of Cayman’s Peace Pole. Schools and community organisations showcased artistic representations of peace through dance, art and music.
“I am very proud to make the pledge,” Mr. Manderson said, encouraging all civil service staff to join in and do their part to fulfil the pledge. “I hope everybody takes some time to reflect on the purpose of this day.”