Peace Walk, Walking in search of peace
Saturday, February 25, 1995
Front Page, color photo, not shown here, captioned:
David Williams, Sandra Basque, Yusen Yamato, Fermin Ferrer,
and Daniel Torres take a break outside after their evening
meal Friday at the Light House Mission. The five are among
a dozen people walking from New York to California in support
of global peace. They arrived in Terre Haute early Friday
evening and will leave early this morning. The group plans
to reach California in June, in time for a march on a United
Nations' event at San Francisco. -- Tribune/Star-Bob Poynter
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Walking in search of peace
David Williams and Yusen Yamato, a Buddhist monk, are
among a small group of people who hope to complete
a 2,930 mile "global peace walk" across the United States
The group of about a dozen people arrived at Terre Haute
on Friday, after starting Jan. 15 from New York City. The
group chose that day to being its walk because it commemorates
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and his vision of a world
The group's goal is to reach California.
The small group plans to attend a four-day ceremony in
San Jose starting on June 14 and be among 100,000 people
who plan to walk to San Francisco to a United Nations event
"...to bring back peace and to protect our life," Yamato said.
The United Nations will celebrate its 50th anniversary at
San Francisco staring June 20.
Yamato said his ultimate goal is to strive for "no more wars
for future generations. Someday all human beings must
recognize that the globe is important. We need
global peace now."
The small group walks 30 miles to 70 miles a day, followed
by a bus used for provisions. The group is following U.S. 40
and the next major city members will reach is St. Louis.
Williams said the walk is being done to educate people
about the need to develop a global mind that goes
beyond race, religion, or nationality and leads to global peace.
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For more information about the Global Peace Walk Project, list of proclamations and letters of support, etc, see: