Embracing the Legacy of Peace: The Inspiration Behind Signup4Peace.com
In the echoes of World War II, my grandfather, Bjørn Egge, emerged as a testament to resilience and an unwavering commitment to peace. A survivor of the war, he endured unimaginable hardships, including torture and the loss of many friends. Yet, from the depths of those challenging times, he imparted a lesson that has resonated with me throughout my life: “You should not hate Germans or Germany; you should hate Hitler and the Nazis.”
Grandfather Bjørn, often referred to as a Warrior for Peace, carried a profound conviction:
His wisdom, forged in the crucible of conflict, left an indelible mark on my understanding of the world. I am honored to have had him as a role model, a source of inspiration, and a beacon of peace.
In crafting the vision for Signup4Peace.com, I reflect on Grandfather Bjørn’s teachings. He believed in the power of collective action to prevent the recurrence of global strife. His words echo in my mind as a reminder that, despite the tumultuous history, harboring hatred is not the solution. Instead, we must channel our energy into creating a world where peace is not merely an aspiration but a shared reality.
Signup4Peace.com is a manifestation of this vision. It is born from the belief that most people harbor a deep desire for peace and safety. The platform invites individuals from every corner of the world to make a simple yet profound commitment: “I do not approve that my country starts a war or treats people unequally. I will do my best to protect and help people who are attacked or treated unfairly by others.”
My journey to create Signup4Peace.com has been a collaborative effort, supported by many good friends who share a common goal: to build a world where the lessons of the past guide us toward a peaceful future.
As I launch this initiative, I extend an invitation to you, wherever you are, to join us in this collective endeavor. Let us stand united against the forces that sow discord and violence. Let us echo the sentiment of my grandfather and declare, “This must never happen again.”
In the spirit of love and a commitment to peace,
Didrik (link to my facebook)
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