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Area school recognizes International Day of Peace

Students and staff of North Woods Elementary gather to celebrate peace

Area school recognizes International Day of Peace

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - An area school recognized a day of peace Monday.

Students and staff at North Woods International Elementary School in La Crosse held a ceremony for the International Day of Peace this afternoon.

The event featured music and songs about peace performed by every grade level in the school.

School officials say the theme of getting along with others is important for every kid to learn, but it's especially important for their school.

"We absolutely want students in an international school to recognize that one of the main goals of understanding other countries and cultures is peace, world peace and that's why we're here and celebrating this important event," explains Principal Sandy Brauer.

The International Day of Peace is celebrated every year on September 21st. It was first established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.

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