The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on September 21st. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Aligning with this year’s central focus, “How do you create world peace?” students at Johnson Creek Middle School observed and celebrated this day by participating in a peace ceremony within their Historical Literacy class. On strips of paper, the students wrote peace pledges focusing on how they can create peace on a local level, especially within their school. Students shared their commitment to peace with their peers and staff. Afterwards, pledges from every middle schooler were connected together into a chain and made into a peace sign to symbolize tolerance and working together to create peace.