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AME celebrates International Peace Day

Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders march along the bus route to the stage to surround a newly unveiled peace pole. They carried flags representing peace, the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island and the countries whose languages were spoken at the celebration. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield

Anna Maria Elementary School students wave flags after the opening ceremony for the celebration of International Peace Day, observed Oct. 1.

AME counselor Cindi Harrison brings Nenita Gollamudi and her three children on stage to speak “May peace prevail on earth” in Tagalog, her native language. Son Destin spoke the same words in his father’s native language of Hindi.

A new peace pole is unveiled at the celebration Oct. 1. “May peace prevail on earth” appears on the pole in Vietnamese, Portuguese, Hindi, Tagalong, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Czech, Italian, Russian, German, Hebrew, Thai, Swedish and English.

AME kindergarteners sit in the grass Oct. 1 during the Peace Day celebration. They are wearing self-made peace hats and flags with a message reflecting the theme, “How do you speak peace?”

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