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UN flag flies over Municipal Building
United Nations 2013
For the 41st year, the anniversary of the United Nations was recognized with a flag-raising ceremony at the Platteville Municipal Building.

For the 41st year, the City of Plattevile honored the founding of the United Nations in an early-morning ceremony at the Municipal Building Oct. 1.

The United Nations was founded Oct. 24, 1945, “that all Mankind may live in a healthy world with peace, honor and justice.”

Maggie Kleisath recognized Ray Short and Ted Voth, former UW–Platteville professors who initiated the recognition of the United Nations endeavors 41 years ago.

Sumaia Masoom, a member of the Platteville High School Model UN, spoke on her involvement in the activities of the Model UN at PHS. “Fanfare for the Common Man,” written by Aaron Copeland  for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations, was played.

Community organizations with international ties were represented including Dee Woolf, Platteville American Legion Auxiliary, Cub Scout Pack 83 and St. Mary Catholic Church; Terry Woolf, American Legion; Judy Pearce and Maggie Kleisath, Girl Scouts of Badgerland Council; James, Rebecca and Sarah Swenson, Brownie Troop 5273; Sumaia Masoom, PHS Model UN; Famida Masoom, UW–Platteville; Scott White, Boy Scout Troop 84; and Dick and Karen Rundell, First Congregational United Church of Christ.