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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER P 4bd62ad9-ea74-4273-967b-7c426c911c61 IMG_2559

For today’s letter to write about, we have the letter P.

It probably won’t come as a surprise to you, that I’m writing about the Peace Sign.


Letter P is for…Peace Sign

The Peace Sign is a symbol for peace, and is recognized world-wide. This logo was designed back in 1958, by Gerald Holtom, a British man, who was well known for his designs for other things. He was asked to design a new logo for the CND, which was the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. After much thought, Mr. Holtom remembered that the semaphore letters, made by different flag positions, and liked the look of the letters N and D. They would stand for the campaign, so he put them together, with the resulting image of the peace sign. When he turned it upside down, it too had meaning for him. It resembled the tree of life, with hope and resurrection, and also looked like a person’s arms stretched upward, which in semaphore meant the letter U. He figured the letter U could stand for Unilateral, as in Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament, too. (source: Wikipedia)

So, his design for the logo was accepted, and is now well known.

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Here’s a song from the Eagles… “Peaceful Easy Feeling”


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