Peace Day - September 21, 2008 - 71
VZONES PEACE DAY ACTIVITIES FREE 2 week membership for Peace Day visitors. MINUTE OF SILENCE – Everyone that is in world is invited to join in the minute of Silence, at the same time that it is being done at the UN. PEACE BELL AND PARADE – There will be a parade around the main street that will lead to the Peace Bell locale. We will then reenact the UN Secretary General’s ringing of the Peace Bell, to “kick off” our event. SARSEN CIRCLE MEDITATION – A few words will be said then there will be a period of silence, to allow each person to do their own form of meditation. The focus will be on bringing a strong sense of peace within. POETRY READING – People will be asked to share a poem pertaining to peace, joy, harmony, etc. Everyone that participates will receive a thank you gift for their sharing. COSTUME PARTY – People will be encouraged to dress us as a person or something that to them, represents peace. They will show their costume and give a short statement, explaining how and why it represents the concept of peace to them. Everyone that participates will receive a thank you gift for their participation. QUEST FOR PEACE – There will be a special quest where people will have to search out items and clues (all pertaining to the peace theme) to lead them to a special prize. EXHIBITS AND PEACE DAY LOCALES There will be exhibits/locales that show: 1. What World Peace Emerging is all about, including links to the website. 2. What each individual can do to promote peace. 3. Spotlights on individuals that have made huge strides towards peace. Peace Pool and Sculpture There will be an opening of the new Peace Pool locale, which will remain permanently. During the opening ceremony, a new Peace Sculpture will be unveiled. The Sculpture represents the different levels of peace (from within up to global, world peace) and is adorned with eternal flames that will be lit ceremoniously. The locale will remain as a place of peace and meditation, to help remind people that peace starts within. Games and other activities There will be a variety of games and other activities that will be available throughout the weekend. Special prizes will be available, as will other items (world posters, jewelry, etc) that carry the Peace Day theme. Get your own in-world copy of our Peace Poster that will be available during the Peace Celebrations! We hope you will join us and take part in our Celebrations of Peace, make some new friends from around the world, wander through our worlds and enjoy the scenery and exhibits (be sure to visit Conservation Park, the Endangered Species Zoo and the Green House), play some games, decorate your own apartment… and find out why so many of our members call VZones home! for their differences. Through a few more meetings Justine, Twilight and I created a plan to hold Peace Day in VZones. They will host a UN Celebration with many of the activities you’ll find at the UN in the real world. Their UN activities will be held at the same time as the ones at the UN Headquarters in New York. VZones will also host an Earthdance Celebration, complete with the four minute peace prayer that will be synchronized with all of the other Earthdances in 65 countries around the world. There also will be an array of unique VZone Peace Day activities. VZones is a great place for those who are immobilized or isolated to make friends and interact. But it’s also a fun place for the rest of us to hang out. As I was taking the tour, Justine introduced me to Wendy, who was online in Alabama and had been coming to VZones for 9 years. Some of the other women I met invited me to return, offering to take me out on the town. They all come there for the rich social life and have friends that they meet with regularly, who live in states and countries far from their homes. If you are unable to make it to a Peace Day event in your area, or are just curious, you can participate at VZones, with real people from all over the world. VZones is offering a special 2 week free membership for Peace Day visitors so that anyone who wants to can attend. www.vzones.com Please visit our Peace page to learn more about our Celebrations and our Worlds! http://www.vzones.com/peaceday08/ www.worldpeaceemerging.com 71
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