Bells to ring out for day of peace

St. Scholastica Monastery's bell tower will ring out, as will bells throughout Duluth, at 6 p.m. Wednesday to mark the International Day of Peace. The commemoration has been established by the United Nations to call on the peoples of the world to build a world free of violence. Tom Morgan, director of the College's Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice, is among the planners of the Duluth event. A short program to honor the day will be held at Enger Tower Park. The Peace Bell in the park will ring in coordination with the Peace Bell in Ohara Isumi-City, Japan, one of Duluth's sister cities. The program also will include a dedication of new signage at the Peace Garden and an unveiling of locally made peace flags. Refreshments will be served. Please consider joining members of Duluth Sister City International to help make this public statement for alternatives to war.