International Peace and Harmony Torch Relay Comes to Monroe
Monroe, WA- A 50-state International Peace and Harmony Torch Relay will arrive in Monroe on Monday, June 25 at approximately 10:50 a.m. A brief welcome reception will be held at Monroe City Hall, located at 806 W. Main Street. Mayor Robert G. Zimmerman, along with area youth Scouts, will greet the torch runners as they continue on their journey east to New York City, NY. The public is invited to join in this celebration.
The World Harmony Run is traveling the world to encourage goodwill at the local levels. The international team will be on the road for four months. Relay runs occur in some 100 nations throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The United States portion will complete its journey mid-August in New York City. Since the inaugural Run in 1987, more than 5 million people have participated.
The World Harmony Run was inspired by the visionary Sri Chinmoy as a way to give citizens a dynamic way to express their own hopes and dreams for a more harmonious world. An athlete, philosopher, artist, musician and poet, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to advancing the ideals of world harmony.