Mayor Tim Tenke known as the proclamation “an awesome honor” not just for town however for the US. “We need to honor him for all his humanitarian work,” he mentioned throughout the Might 25 metropolis council assembly, the place the proclamation was launched and unanimously permitted.
Forty years in the past, on June 20, 1981, Ikeda Sensei attended a U.S.–Japan Goodwill Trade Assembly in Glen Cove, the place he crystallized his hopes and expectations for the SGI-USA youth within the type of a poem learn on the occasion. In it, Sensei stresses that the youth who uphold the Mystic Legislation in America have a mission to revitalize their land and the complete world, defining the facility supply for engaging in this mission with the one phrase religion (see June 2021 Residing Buddhism, pp. 6–9).
Earlier that very same day, Sensei had traveled to close by City of Huntington, N.Y., to go to the birthplace of Walt Whitman, whose e book Leaves of Grass was his fixed companion as a youth. On the thirtieth anniversary of his go to there, the Walt Whitman Birthplace Affiliation conferred on him The Walt Whitman Champion of Literacy Award.
Glen Cove is located 30 miles northeast of New York Metropolis on Lengthy Island’s North Shore. The town’s Pratt Park has a stone monument bearing a stanza from Sensei’s June 1981 poem, additionally in honor of his go to.
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