United States 25 April: Ashland, VA - South Hill, VA
Rotary, Fox Elementary, Monticello
The very distinctive Henry Clay Inn in Ashland was kind enough to offer us two beautiful rooms for the night.
An old traditional railroad has a stop right in front of the Inn where people take a locomotive to Richmond.
"Hey, can I get the torch?" We usually offer the children fun little skits where they can judge if we are demonstrating harmony and peace or not.
There were so many children who wanted to take part in the program that we had to have two ceremonies to accommodate everyone.
Assistant Principal Emma Ellis and Principal Daniela Jacobs enthusiastically run for peace in front of their school.
In the afternoon the small team of us went to Monticello. Here we are in front of it with the peace torch.
The countryside surrounding Monticello was stunning today with clouds and mist creating a surreal atmosphere.
We met with very nice Monticello staff members, who happily held the peace torch. We shared with them the philosophy of the peace run, and how similar it is with the one of T. Jefferson. Here we are with Peggy Cornett (the curator of Plants)