June 21st & 22nd ~ 2014
To quote the festival website: Since the 1960s, the Clearwater Festival has grown into the country’s largest annual environmental celebration, its music, dance and storytelling, education and activism attracts thousands of people of all ages to the shores of the Hudson River.”
The Clearwater Festival is considered to be one of the greatest festivals in America and was started by Peace Activist and musician Pete Seeger. For the fourth year running Jim Dugan has taken the World Peace Booth to the famous Activist Area at Clearwater. Jim was joined this year by his wife Jackie, his mom Carol, Jules Lamore from WPPS and Deb Musgrove.
Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi both passed away since last years Festival and were greatly missed this year. At last years event we were honored to have Pete stop by the World Peace booth and Jim gave Pete a couple of pencils with May Peace Prevail on Earth printed on them which put a big smile on Pete’s face. The World Peace booth helps spread the message of May Peace Prevail on Earth to festival attendees through the display of Peace Poles, banners, printed materials, the sharing of information through direct personal contact with Festival attendees and the many different items available for purchase that can also be found online at the ShopPeace website. Jim takes this booth to several of the regions biggest festivals each summer and Clearwater certainly holds a special place among them.
At last years Clearwater Festival, for the first time there, Jim lead a World Peace Flag Ceremony and it was such a big hit with festival goers that the Clearwater producers requested a World Peace Flag Ceremony on both days of the festival this year. The times chosen each day even coincided with the hours that had the highest public attendance. The comments that followed the Ceremony from the public were very moving and it was obvious the World Peace Flag Ceremony had a wonderful impact on young and old alike that were present and carried a flag to send their wishes and positive thoughts to every Nation on our Planet. The World Peace Prayer Society is honored to be so greatly embraced by this magnificent festival and our presence there is truly a perfect fit. We all look forward to being part of the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival for many years to come.
Please watch our Youtube Video of The World Peace Flag Ceremony at The Clearwater Festival
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