Are you against hate and discrimination? Wear a paperclip this week!
This week is the national week for the Days of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust.
Also, a grass roots campaign started by Sharyn Markus at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Colorado has extended the idea to include the Days of Equality and Solidarity by wearing paperclips.
During World War II, Norwegians wore paperclips on their collars to protest Nazism. To take a stand against prejudice, discrimination, hate crimes, we wear paperclips on our collars during the Days of Remembrance.
The paperclip is a wonderful symbol for unity. So wear a paperclip this week to remember the victims of hate, like the Holocaust, terrorism, Sept. 11, and other hate crimes.
It was fitting that the Norwegians wore paperclips to show their unity. It was a Norwegian who invented the paperclip. Read about the History of the Paperclip.