YMCA Peace Medallion awarded to Pugwash District High Teacher
Congratulations to Ms. Cloutier, a teacher at Pugwash District High School, who was awarded the YMCA Peace Medallion for her work with the Peace March and Peace Park Benches located near The Thinkers' Lodge, Pugwash. Many students were involved in these efforts under the direction of Ms. Cloutier.
The YMCA Peace Medallion is intended to recognize the achievements of individuals and groups in local communities who--without any special resources--demonstrate in their lives and activities the values expressed in the World Alliance of YMCAs’ 1981 Statement of Peace, which states (in part):
“Peace has many dimensions. It is not only a state of relationships among nations. We cannot expect to live in a world of peace if we are unable to live in peace with those close to us -- even those who differ from us.”
“The responsibility for peace begins with each person, in relationship with family and friends, and extends to community life and national activities. . . .”