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Peace Symbol

In my “About Me” page I was going to say that I have loved peace signs since they made their appearance in the ’60’s when I was a teenager. I decided I should do some research before making that statement, and it’s a good thing I did, since I was wrong. Well, I was right about me being a teenager in the ’60’s (the late ’60’s!). After reading many articles, I decided the most reputable information was that Gerald Holtom designed the symbol in 1958 as a logo for Nuclear Disarmament “combining the semaphore letters N and D: N for nuclear and D, naturally, for disarmament”. I’m not even going into all the negative info I found online…the peace sign is for peace and that’s all there is to it!!! I was so happy when I started seeing the peace symbol all over the place a few years ago, and have accumulated MANY items decorated with peace signs. The very first necklace I made had a peace sign pendant, and it is still one of my favorites.

Peace and love, Phyllis

BBC News article
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
The Peace Symbol