November 2008

Vote for Peace Tags

PeaceTags is one of 18 organizations featured in SmartNow's holiday promotion "Give Something Back."

SmartNow visitors can read stories about these 18 organizations and their impact on communities around the world. They can then cast their votes for a winner. The winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift from SmartNow.

Reader Submission: "November 11, 1918--The Day World War I Ended"

John Guzlowski submitted an essay on Veteran's Day to us.

Guzlowski's family spent six years in the refugee camps in Germany, and before that, his parents had been slave laborers in Nazi Germany. When they finally came to the U.S., one of the first places they lived was in a Chicago apartment owned by a World War I vet, a Polish immigrant named Ponchek. The following short essay is about Guzlowski's memories of Ponchek.

Here is an excerpt: