United States 11 August: Rye Beach, NH - Boston,MA
Peace On the Way to Boston
We are very grateful to the folks at Shel-Al Campground for a lovely campsite last night. They have hosted us many times in the past as well. Arlene, Linsey and Patty accept our Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of Shelly and Allison and all those who made our stay a comfortable one.
Dave, a friendly local, offered us free parking near the beach at Plum Island. We are always grateful when people spontaneously offer their goodwill and support.
We were greeted at Arlington City Hall by one of our own coordinators, Begabati Lenihan, and other local citizens.
Charlene Smith, biographer for Nelson Mandela, kindly came to show her support and share some very inspiring stories about the late former President of South Africa.
Ganapati asks some questions of Charlene as two members of Arlington United for Peace, a local peace group, look on.
Charlene Smith receives our Torch-Bearer Award for her lifetime dedication working for peace and understanding among people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds and for her many books about Nelson Mandela and the struggle for peace and freedom in South Africa.
Charlene shares some very uplifting stories about Mandela and South Africa with the captivated audience.
We are grateful to Arlington Community Media and all those locals who came to offer their goodwill and support of our efforts to share peace and friendship with their community.