July 26th, 2009
Every year, the GATHERING OF THE VIBES, held at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut provides a forum for acclaimed musicians and artists to share their crafts. It brings together the VibeTribe-the exceptional group of individuals whose very essence is defined by their shared sense of community. Each year, this four day event begins on Thursday and ends with The World Peace Prayer Society presenting the World Peace Flag Ceremony on Sunday to at least 15,000 people!
This year, Jim Dugan and Ann Marie Williams, presented the World Peace Flag Ceremony on the Main Stage. Jim and Ann Marie alternated announcing the name of each of the 192 countries in alphabetical order, as the crowd repeated the country names, while waiving their flags, cheering and reciting May Peace Prevail On Earth throughout the Ceremony!