September 2, 2009

Today's Tune: "Peace Train" By Cat Stevens

Image found within recent New Haven Advocate article.

World War II came to an end on September 2, 1945, when the Japanese Instrument of Surrender documents were signed by representatives from the Empire of Japan, the United States of America, the Republic of China, the United Kingdom, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Provisional Government of the French Republic, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Dominion of New Zealand on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The emperor of Japan had announced the surrender on August 15th, and it became official when the documents where signed on September 2nd.

A good peace song is in order to mark this day in history. With all those nations in line, "Peace Train" by English musician Cat Stevens (Born to Greek-Cypriot father and Swedish mother) seems a good choice. It's a tune that's not often heard on radio these days, and that's a shame. World peace is a good thing, and it should be on the minds of everyone, including the leaders of all nations and peoples.

Cat Stevens - "Peace Train"

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