United States 30 April: Atlanta, GA - Oxford, AL
Entering the State of Alabama
Thank you to the Emory Convention Center Hotel for our excellent accommodations last night. We all slept very well!
The team was received by this beautiful artwork when we arrived at the Atlanta Montessori International School.
We were greeted by a fun and interactive group of young people. They had lots of exceptional questions.
After the formal event, the students were ushered outside for the display of banners and peace train.
The game 'Guess my Country' helps everyone see how global the Peace Run is... and the colorful map also.
Rupasi and Sweta are greeted by Al Hunter, a man who stopped on the roadside to express his hopes for peace and send us along with his best wishes and thanks. Thank you Al! We run for people like you.
The runners greet Lieutenant Cooke and the Carroll County Fire Station 2 on their way through Temple, GA.
Our final stop of the day was to meet Mayor Rudy Rooks and the City of Heflin, AL. It was a warm and homey welcome into Alabama. Mayor Rooks says "I can’t think of another place I’d rather live than the beautiful city of Heflin. All the staff was exceptional. We made a great friend in City Clerk Shane Smith.
The men's team took shelter from the hot weather in the shade tree of a friendly Alabama family. Thanks! from the guys.