Vigil marks international peace day

KINGMAN - Peace is not a partisan issue, according to organizers of a vigil set for Friday night.

A group of peace activists will convene at the intersection in front of Walmart on Stockton Hill Road around 6 p.m. in recognition of the U.N. International Day of Peace.

Former District 1 County Supervisor candidate Denise Bensusan said the gathering was organized by the same people responsible for the Kingman Peace Vigils that have previously taken place around town. She said the message of peace on the domestic and international scale is more important than ever.

"We have got to get along with each other," she said.

She said groups similar to the one in Kingman in Nevada and nearby areas have talked about hosting a larger peace gathering in Mohave County next year that would include speakers and music and would have more of a festival feel.

She said that the Kingman group tends to attract those from one side of the political aisle, but all viewpoints are welcome. She said motorists react positively to their message "about 95 percent of the time."

She said the corner was strategically chosen because congestion slows the traffic and will reduce the chances for accidents.

The event will start at 6 p.m. Bensusan said the owner of Brake Masters has allowed use of his parking lot for those who would like to join.

For more information, contact Bensusan at (928) 692-6562.