In a recent letter to the Norton Board of Selectmen, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston requested that the board approve a proclamation and participate in U.N. Day activities for Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The date marks the 67th anniversary of when the United Nations Charter went into effect. As part of the proclamation, the town of Norton would then fly the U.N. flag, encourage model U.N. simulations at schools and have a display at the library.
While the Norton selectmen first approved the proclamation, the board decided to re-vote after discussing the current state of the United Nations, and ultimately reneged their original vote to observe a proposed United Nations Day.
“I don’t think they are living up to their original creed,” said Selectmen Robert Kimball. “They aren't making any effort whatsoever to protect the citizens of the world.”
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