January 19, 2003
Peace Sign from Antarctica
Today people from McMurdo Station in Antarctica joined with
the millions of others around the world in calling for peace not war.
With the Antarctic Mt Range in the background
we laid on the Sea Ice in a symbolic call for peace.
Seven continents united.
on the sea ice of McMurdo Sound. We called that
the Polychrome Parka Peace Sign on the Sea Ice of McMurdo Sound. It
included "polychrome parkas" so that we could include people from
different castes and national origins. Red parkas are only worn by
American scientists and support staff. Construction workers wear brown
parkas. US Air National Guard and Coast Guard wear olive parkas, South
Pole workers wear dark green, New Zealanders wear blue or yellow, and
Italians wear read with black patches. About 50 people participated.
Note that the suggestion to include people of many colored parkas came
from someone in the olive parka caste...
See also: New Year's
Message of Peace from the South Pole
Baring Witness photo album
Baring Witness home page