April 30, 2018 Live from the road

Atlanta, GA - Oxford, AL

Reported by Rupasi Young 94.0 mi

Thank you to the Emory Convention Center Hotel for our excellent accommodations last night. We all slept very well!

A new friend and peace lover

The team was received by this beautiful artwork when we arrived at the Atlanta Montessori International School.

We were greeted by a fun and interactive group of young people. They had lots of exceptional questions.

And a hope for a more peaceful world beginning with themselves.

Thank you Atlanta Montessori International!

After the formal event, the students were ushered outside for the display of banners and peace train.

So many students had personal torches to carry, made before we arrived.

Thank you again to Atlanta Montessori as we make our way toward Oxford, AL.

A greeting and some good advice from Villa Rica Elementary School in Villa Rica, GA.

Over 450 young people and teachers welcome us to their school.

The game 'Guess my Country' helps everyone see how global the Peace Run is... and the colorful map also.

Take a lap for peace...

Teacher Luke McLendon sets a great example for his young students.

Thanks Luke!

The men's team covers the miles.

Rupasi and Sweta are greeted by Al Hunter, a man who stopped on the roadside to express his hopes for peace and send us along with his best wishes and thanks. Thank you Al! We run for people like you.

The runners greet Lieutenant Cooke and the Carroll County Fire Station 2 on their way through Temple, GA.

Our final stop of the day was to meet Mayor Rudy Rooks and the City of Heflin, AL. It was a warm and homey welcome into Alabama. Mayor Rooks says "I can’t think of another place I’d rather live than the beautiful city of Heflin. All the staff was exceptional. We made a great friend in City Clerk Shane Smith.

Thanks Bill!

The men's team took shelter from the hot weather in the shade tree of a friendly Alabama family. Thanks! from the guys.

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Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Banshidhar Medeiros (United States), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Kaspars Rutkis (Latvia), Nikolaus Drekonja (Austria), Rupasi Young (United States), Svetlana Perevozchikova (Russia), Tanuja Konecna (Czech Republic), Virangini Afzal (United States), Vrishaketu Pelletier (Canada), Zuzana Klaskova (Czech Republic).  
Arpan DeAngelo, Banshidhar Medeiros, Harita Davies
The torch has travelled 94.0 mi from Atlanta, GA to Oxford, AL.

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