20th September 2007

 

Flag ceremony marks day of world peace

 

Tomorrow is International Day of Peace and the University of Lincoln will mark this special day by holding a World Peace Flag Ceremony.

 

As part of Freshers’ Week, students and volunteers are invited to present the flag of their own country at the ceremony. All 192 flags of the world will be presented at the colourful ceremony on the 21 September 2007.

 

A local peace group is supplying the flags and will also present a peace pole to the University to mark the occasion.

 

The International Day of Peace takes place to promote and strengthen ideals of peace in all nations and people. It should be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. All nations and people are invited to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the day.

 

Anyone is welcome to attend the event taking place at the Brayford Pool campus, outside the entrance to the Main Academic Building, at 4pm. The ceremony will last around 50 minutes.

 

For more information contact Les Acklam, University Chaplain, in Student Services on 01522 886079.

 

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

Visit our news web pages: www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/latestnews.htm