Sy Miller and Jill Jackson were a
husband and wife songwriting team. In 1955 they wrote about their dream of
peace for the world and how they believed each one of us could help create it.
Let There Be Peace on Earth was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal
by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for “Outstanding achievement in
helping to bring about a better understanding of the American Way of Life.”
In Sy Miller’s words: "This
simple thought, Let There Be Peace on Earth, and Let It Begin With Me
first born on a mountain top in the voices of youth, continues to travel heart
to heart – gathering in people everywhere who wish to become a note in a song
of understanding and peace—peace for all mankind.
Santorella Publications is pleased to bring this to you today in its original form, including the
award winning lyrics that have stood the test of time.