As a World War II veteran, Al Lipold is not the type most would expect to write a book about world peace.
“To protect and preserve our freedoms and to keep the peace, this should be of everyone’s concern and business,” Lipold said.
Lipold’s new book, “The Permanent Establishment of Peace” ” is a book of ethics and morals that is dedicated to reducing hate and oppression and establishing peace. The book is a culmination of Lipold’s life experiences in the armed forces, practicing criminal law and as a devout Catholic.
He was inspired to begin writing after reading the following prayer from the late Pope John Paul II. Mary, Queen of peace, save us all, who have so much trust in you, from wars, hatred and oppression. Make us all learn to live in peace, and educate ourselves for peace, do what is demanded by justice, and respect the rights of every person, so that peace may be firmly established.