Milan 50 Years Ago 6/1970

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~

…through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes” or historical excerpts.

Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 8 June 1970

Christian Union Church and Cemetery – Sketch by local artist Ossie Stippa

Reader’s Notes~

Rowland Ramsey’s Editorial:

How ‘relevant’ is Ambassador Yost’s convocation speech “The Relevance of Yesterday” today? How ‘relevant’ is Milan resident Rowland Ramsey’s editorial today? Although Yost’s and Ramsey’s words were written in 1970 which marked the 25th and 2020 marks the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations, they are ‘relevant’ today.

When we read Rowland Ramsey’s editorial on the cover of the June 1970 edition of the MCA Newsletter below and the original text of “The Relevance of Yesterday” an “Address by Ambassador Charles W. Yost, United States Representative to the United Nations, at the commencement exercises at Pine Manor Junior College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, June 15, 1970”, we recognize the issues of poverty, race, environment and more that continue to be our focus in 2020.

This United Nations video was shared live on You Tube: “Commemoration of the Signing of the United Nations Charter streamed live 26 June 2020” “The event forms part of the activities to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. It offers a unique opportunity to take stock of both the successes and lessons learned in implementing the United Nations Charter over the last 75 years, as well as to look ahead and examine how best to collectively overcome current and upcoming challenges.”

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