The 'City of Brotherly Love',Philadelphia, opened it's welcoming arms to the Peace Runners today.
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.
Dennis enjoys a light moment with one of the students at the Meredith School.
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.
Some of the students at Meredith Elementary School joined us as we ran into the schoolyard.
Our international team has members from 8 different countries.
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.
The Certificate of Appreciation was offered to students and teachers at the Meredith School.
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.
The Meredith School gave us a warm send off as we displayed our banner for the Fox TV crew.
The Meredith runners joined us as we ran to Independence Hall.
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.
The beautiful interior of Christ Church where all the Founding Fathers of America attended.
Most of our team members at the front of Christ Church with our very friendly guide, Tish.
After our visit to Christ Church we ran to the Penrose Elementary School.
Arpan enjoys watching the Peace Run video with the children.
Some of the children practiced finding peace in their hearts.
Some of the children enjoyed running with the torch around the playground on this beautiful day.
Abhejali gladly carries the torch to the final ceremony on a nice sunny day.
The final ceremony of the day was at the Claymont Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington, Delaware.
Our women's team conducted a sweet ceremony with the children who were enthusiastically participating, along with the happy staff members.
Finding peace in the heart.
Director of the club, Tavon Thomas, holds the Certificate of Appreciation presented by Vera and Jennifer.
The favorite part of our ceremony for the children is to run with the torch outside.
Tavon leads the children around the playground.
Elsa from Argentina shares the torch with a handful of enthusiastic children.
Oneness and friendship are two important qualities for peace in the world.
Passing Harmony Road on our run was an encouraging way to end the day.
Torch carried by Abhejali Bernardová(Czech Republic),
Arpan DeAngelo(United States),
Harita Davies(New Zealand),
Jennifer Cluck(United States),
Phaedra Rosario(United States),
Scott Schuetzler(United States),
Zuzana Klásková(Czech Republic).
The torch has travelled
from Media, PA to Newark, DE.