Warriors on Peace
Each year, the International Day of Peace is slated to be observed around the world on September 21.
The day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and in 2001, the GA voted to designate the day a period of non-violence and ceasefire.
Earlier this year, Warriors Publishing Group worked with The Good Men Project on a new series: Warriors on Peace. In recognition of this International Day of Peace, we pulled a few quotes from the essays. To read any essay in its entirety, simply click on the link. Or, find the entire series (and more) HERE.
“Peace is not found in the silence of your fear.” —Erik Sabiston, Dustoff 7–3
“Peace remains a vague reality. The mystery and the enigma and the riddle, a rare moment in history. Isn’t one man’s peace another man’s prison?”
—William P. Singley, Hook-Up A Novel of Fort Bragg
“I subscribe to the notion that a strong military can be a force for peace and a deterrent to aggression. . . .”—Michael Moffett, (LtCol, USMC, ret), Fahim Speaks
“General George Marshall had it right at the end of World War II when he said “If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record that we have ever known.”
—Captain Dale A. Dye (USMC, ret), The Shake Davis Series
“Who better knows the value of peace than soldiers whose job it is to wage war?”— Doug Bradley, DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle
“Peace is the feeling that overcomes you at sunrise when you raise your glass or coffee cup to those who never made it back, the glint of their eyes reflected in the rays of the rising sun, and thank them for the privilege of having once been in their company.” —Shaun Darragh, MIKE Force: A Novel of Vietnam’s Central Highlands War
“Even in our darkest hour, Peace will find us. Peace is a gift that grows from within, and we are truly blessed when we can share it with others. Peace comes despite all the bullets and bombs, the hardship and the hurt. One day Peace will reign, Oh how I wish that it would reign. Let it reign.”
—Tom Laemlein, Small Arms of the Vietnam War: A Photographic Study