April 27, 2022 Live from the road

Gettysburg, PA - Robesonia, PA

Reported by Dhavala Stott, Varunavi Klabníková 54.0 mi

We spent the night at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Gettsyburg. We enjoyed meeting your staff and are very grateful for your generosity.

We couldn't leave Gettysburg without making a visit to the site where the Gettysburg address was delivered. At 271 words it is one of the shortest, yet most famous and influential speeches in history.

This lady was also visiting the site and was thrilled to hold the torch.

We also visited the Eternal Light Peace memorial which is part of the Gettysburg battlefield monument site. Part of the inscription on it reads "An enduring light to guide us in unity and fellowship."

We met a lot of friendly people who stopped us to ask, "What's the torch for?" When we tell them its for Peace they're always keen to hold the torch and add their own wish for peace. The people we meet and the way they embrace the message of the Peace Run really fuels us for the running miles.....

In the afternoon we visited Sporting Hill Elementary School in Mechanicsburg where we were met by a group of children who were eager to hear all about the Peace Run and enthusiastically joined in all the different elements of our ceremony.

Feeling peace inside the heart.

Our Mother and Son team members, Rotraud and Nikolaus from Austria singing their clue in the country guessing game. These students were excellent at guessing all the countries, with one boy keeping count on his hands of how many he guessed correctly (he needed both hands to count!)

Learning the actions to the World Harmony Run song, everyone holds up an imaginary flame.

The teachers received a Thank You and round of applause from everyone for all their hard work, before doing a lap of the hall with the torch, much to the children's excitement.

The principal, Mrs Shaddock receiving the certificate of appreciation on behalf of the school.

Adding their wishes for peace to the millions that have already been made.

As we ran through Harrisburg, Saddam from Fox news came out to film and interview the runners. It was nice to meet you and thanks for the coverage.

Harita tried her hand behind the camera.

A beautiful mural in Harrisburg.

Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Dhavala Stott (Great Britain), Eva Paradise (Czech Republic), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Homagni Baptista (Australia), Mahasatya Janczak (Poland), Marina Pak (Russia), Natabara Rollosson (United States), Nikolaus Drekonja (Austria), Rotraud Scheiderbauer (Austria), Salil Wilson (Australia), Varunavi Klabníková (Slovakia), Virangini Afzal (United States).  
Eva Paradise, Harita Davies, Salil Wilson, Virangini Afzal
The torch has travelled 54.0 mi from Gettysburg, PA to Robesonia, PA.

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