2011 Peace Celebration — “We Are Peace”

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by jeni No Comments

2011 Peace Celebration:

“We Are Peace”


Despite heavy rain and storms, hundreds of people from across the United States (as well as a few folks from the United Kingdom and from Germany) gathered together on September 3, 2011 for the inaugural Peace Celebration  hosted by the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation. The event was held in the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park and Peace Garden in Rockville, Maryland.


During the event, children and adults enjoyed the debut of the Foundation’s new “Pathways to Peace” stations, activities, and materials. They also enjoyed the Peace Is Possible photo sessions in Mattie’s Peace Garden, and the “Alpacas for Peace” exhibit and activities offered by Simple Faith Farms and Barn Buddies.


Together, we explored Mattie’s message of hope and peace, celebrated life and Mattie’s vision of our world as a mosaic of gifts, and exemplified Mattie’s personal philosophy — “Remember to play after every storm!” We hope that more and more people gather for future Peace Celebrations, which the Foundation hopes to host every other year.


Click on the links below to enjoy highlights and

photos of the 2011 Peace Celebration.


Press Release —

Mattie’s Foundation Hosts 2011 Peace Celebration

to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11 


Photo Galleries


Photos from Jeni Stepanek

& Event Participants HERE...


Photos from Jim Hawkins HERE…


Photos from Pam Soorenko HERE…


Photos from Ed Tenney HERE...



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