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USA 16 May: Kansas KS - Iola KS
After a good nights sleep at the Hilton Garden in Kansas...
...The women's team set out early, running through farmland as the sun ascended the morning sky.
The first port of call was a small town called Tonganoxie, which is named after a Native Indian chief. A welcoming committee of some of Tonganoxie's residents stood waiting with balloons, flags and water. We held a small ceremony and shared stories with the friendly locals.
They each held the torch making a wish for peace.
and some accompanied us on our journey forward...
We continued down route 59 South and came across Pinckney Elementary school where the children happened to be on lunch break. Scores of curious children came running to see what a person with a lighted torch was doing running through their town.
So we gave an impromptu ceremony, sang our World Harmony Run song and handed them stickers.
Our final destination was Iola KS, where we were very kindly offered a meal by a delicious buffet restaurant called Opies.
One of the staff members was from Belarus so we introduced him to the two Belarussians on the team.
It was a great day!!!
Video Message from Dr. Davidson Hepburn, President (2009 - 2011) of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run and a vision for the decade: "Toward a Oneness-World".
Full Text of the 25th annversary message and link to 25 language informal Translations: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/25or Click on language button for separate youtube videos wth sub titles in varous languages
- Youtube video on African experience which illustrates IYY slogan "Our Year Our Voice" International Year of Youth - Zambia World Harmony. They surprisingly mention Presidents and UN Secretary-General in a unique way!
See start of the International 25th Anniversary Celebration across from the United Nations at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York.
On 27th April 2012. in many cities around the world, special events marked the WHR 25th Anniversary
Distance: 99 miles
Arpan DeAngelo (New York), Shobhavati Davies (New Zealand), Jana Duskova (Czech Republic), Tom McGuire (New Zealand), Katya Percheklii (Ukraine), Larissa Zub (Belarus), Matthias Eckerle (Germany), Priyala Carvalho (New Zealand), Salil Wilson (Australia), Vajra Henderson (USA), Dzmitry Kuzmich (Belarus)
Gallery: See more images!
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