Peace Road 2015 in Lebanon
UPF Lebanon: On June 27, in Beirut the capital of Lebanon we held Peace Road. The Peace Road bike tour went from Beirut Martyrs Square to Byblos old town, a distance of 35 kilometers. Fourteen riders came to Martyrs Square at 10 a.m. and took pictures before starting the Peace Road tour. Dr. Jong-in Park, the President of FFWPU Lebanon led the way.
When the cyclists arrived at Byblos under a police escort, they moved on to a stage where the closing took place. Dr. Wadih Abi Chebel (a member of the Municipal Board) and his wife warmly welcomed the riders with a cheer and music.
The ceremony started with the national anthem, followed by welcoming remarks given by Dr. Wadih. Thomas, the Peace Road director in Lebanon, then gave a speech about Peace Road. Lastly, Dr. Jong-in Park gave the concluding remarks as a representative of FFWPU in Lebanon. Everybody could feel the amazing atmosphere of this special event. We all felt as if we were truly part of one family under God. Peace brought us all together as one. Among the cyclists, two of whom were from Iraq, we could feel as if we were all family members coming together to celebrate peace as we organized this event together.
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