Rotterdam has a World Peace Flame!
The World Peace Flame burns in the entrance of ‘De Groene Passage’, an ecological shopping centre on the Mariniersweg (near the Coolsingel), right in the heart of Rotterdam.
The first of June was the festive inauguration of the flame.
The burning torch was carried from one shopkeeper to another, while they spoke aloud their connection with the World Peace Flame and peace.
12 year old Kiki Andrew read her beautiful poem about peace followed by speeches from Alexandra van Huffelen (the Alderman of Rotterdam), Henriëtte van Oekel (WPF group Rotterdam) and Quirine Wentink (WPF Foundation). Together they lit the flame. Roos Saat, as representative of ‘De Groene Passage’, received the Lamp with the burning flame and brought it to its permanent location in the entrance hall.