United States 17 July: Providence, Rhode Island

Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival 2016

At Historic Fox Point in Providence Rhode Island, the Peace Run was invited to have a display as part of this year's annual Cape Verdean Independence Day
Our display table featured scenes from the Peace Run's visit
to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) in 2015.

Several local politicians in attendance at the Festival were happy to hold the torch.
Pictured is U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse holding the Peace Torch.

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline holding the Torch.

Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee holds the torch.

Mayor Jorge Elorza, City of Providence, kindly held the Peace Torch.

Sharika and Sharani holding the torch together!

Edwin Mendez from Chapincito Media was inspired to include us in his video.

Rhode Island Cape Verdean Heritage Members and Volunteers.

Young and Old Alike Hold the Torch.

FAST TRACK Track & Field Club Members Making a Wish for Peace.

A big thank you to everyone who so enthusiastically held the torch and doing so shared their own hopes and dreams for peace.