United States 21 April: Media, PA - Newark, DE
The 'City of Brotherly Love' Welcomes Us
Having a nice place to stay overnight and rest up for the next day of running and meetings is important to us. The women's team were kindly hosted by Four Points Hotel by Sheraton in Philadelphia. We are very grateful to have a nice place to rest after a long day of running and ceremonies.
The men's team was kindly hosted at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel in Trevose near Philadelphia.
Our first school of the day was at a school complex called Girard College. It combines elementary and high school educational facilities in a large and beautiful campus. The auditorium was packed with enthusiastic peace-loving children.
The teachers and staff alike gladly participates with the children in actions to our song written by Sri Chinmoy for the Run.
Scott passes the torch to some eager children ready to make their own wishes for peace and harmony in the world.
Fox News 29 came to our next location, the Meredith School, to cover the event live. Harita and Abhejali were interviewed before the runners ran in.
Meredith School Principal, Cindy Farlino, stands with three students who were chosen to receive the Torch Bearer Award. The recipients of this award have demonstrated the qualities of peace and understanding as they serve the community in their own individual ways.
Some of the staff and student runners, called 'Students Run For Philly', and Athletic Director Chris Theodore and the Dean of Students pose with the Torch as they get ready to run to Independence Hall with us from their school.
In front of Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers of the United States of America met to create the Constitution for the newly formed country over 200 years ago.
Our RV, or recreational vehicle, which is used for storage and cooking, is traveling home away from home, our oneness-home.
Tish was our expert guide for the Chrtist Church tour. She has been our guide more than once in the past few years that we have visited here.
Our women's team conducted a sweet ceremony with the children who were enthusiastically participating, along with the happy staff members.
Director of the club, Tavon Thomas, holds the Certificate of Appreciation presented by Vera and Jennifer.