ON BEHALF OF DAVID JAKUPCA AND MYSELF AND ALL THE WORLDS CHILDREN, WE WOULD 

LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR BEING HERE TODAY AND JOINING US IN THIS 

WUNDERBARTOGETHER PEACE CELEBRATION, 


I would like to dedicate this memorable occasion to all the Worlds Children for this special event

that is taking place this year, WUNDERBARTOGETHER.  It is with great honor to have

the National Coast to Coast Great American Peace Trail be a part of WUNDERBARTOGETHER

connecting our ties with Germany and America.  Since the Worlds Children Peace Monument

is a special gift from Germany, it connects the Parma Peace Stone to this wonderful event

called WUNDERBARTOGETHER!  


IN A TIME WHEN THE WORLD IS THRIVING FOR PEACE AND TRANQUILITY, THE WORLDS

 CHILDREN THRIVE AGAIN  ON BRINGING FOCUS TO A QUIET AND PEACEFUL PLACE RIGHT

 HERE IN PARMA.  WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE A HOME HERE AT GERMAN CENTRAL IN PARMA 

FOR OUR PEACE STONE SCULPTURE.  

THE ORIGINAL WORLDS CHILDREN PEACE MONUMENT WAS ERECTED AT 

COE LAKE PARK IN BEREA, OHIO.  THIS MONUMENT WAS BUILT TO CREATE A 

PERMANENT PEACE SCULPTURE FOR, NOT ONLY BEREA'S CHILDREN, BUT ALL THE CHILDREN 

OF THE WORLD, BECAUSE, AFTER ALL, THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE.  AND, HERE TODAY

 IN PARMA, THERE IS ANOTHER PEACE SCULPTURE BEING ERECTED SO THAT THE LEGACY OF

 THE CULTURE OF PEACE CAN BE CARRIED ON AND CONTINUED, NOT ONLY IN PARMA, BUT

 WORLDWIDE.  THE WORLDS CHILDRENS MAIN GOAL IS TO PROMOTE A SUSTAINABLE

 CULTURE OF PEACE FOR ALL LIVING THINGS.  TO REACH REAL PEACE IN THE WORLD,

WE WILL HAVE TO BEGIN WITH THE CHILDREN. 


YOUNG PEOPLE ARE OUR FUTURE PEACEMAKERS AND PEACEKEEPERS.  AS THESE 

PEACE STONE SCULPTURES ARE ERECTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, TOGETHER,

THEY WILL BECOME  THE LARGEST MONUMENT DEDICATED TO PEACE.

 

THE ARTS ARE EXTREMELY CRUCIAL DURING ADOLESCENCE AS IT IS A TIME

 WHEN KIDS ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT SELF AWARENESS AND THEIR IDENTITY IN THE

WORLD.  THE PEACE STONE SCULPTURE CAN ACTUALLY HELP TEENS EXPRESS THEMSELVES,

 GIVING THEM A VOICE AND MAKING THEM FEEL MORE CONNECTED WITH OTHER TEENS

 AROUND THE WORLD TOGETHER. 

 

THANK YOU FOR LETTING THE CITY OF PARMA  AND THIS 

WONDERFUL PLACE, GERMAN CENTRAL PARK  BE A PART OF WUNDERBARTOGETHER event.