Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge

[Pennsylvania Seal]

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of the Governor

The Governor


On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I extend warm greetings to all participants of the United Nations' 50th Anniversary "GLOBAL PEACE WALK."

As Governor of a diverse Commonwealth where people of various race, culture and religion strive to cast aside differences and stand together as Pennsylvanians, we join in helping you convey your message of peace, prosperity and human value.

I ask that you carry with you the best wishes of all Pennsylvanians for a safe and productive journey.




[although the letter was undated, it was received in person by Global Peace Walkers at the Governor's office in late January 1995 en route from New York to San Francisco]