2017-12-07 / News

Peace Light ceremony tonight

GOODRICH — For over a thousand years lamps have been continuously lit in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel and or the last 27 years, a child from Upper Austria has lit two blast proof miner’s lamps from one of those grotto lamps.

The blast proof miner’s lamps are then carried on an Austrian Airlines jet from Tel Aviv Israel to Vienna Austria from where the Peace Light is distributed at a Service of Dedication to delegations from across Europe who take it back, with a message of Peace to their own countries.

One of those lights will be featured at a ceremony at the village’s official Christmas tree, located just west of 10243 Hegel Road at 6 p.m. tonight, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America Water and Woods Council -Goodrich Troop 340.

Attendees who would like to take a flame from the Peace Light for their own home, can have that done at the former Cameo Salon which will be open for that purpose.

Since 2004, Austrian Airlines has flown the miner’s lamps containing the Peace Light from Vienna to New York City and more recently to Toronto. Scout Leaders light their lanterns from the miner’s lamps in New York and spread out across the United States, Canada and Mexico to share the Peace Light.

The Peace Light flame is passed during its journey from scouter to scouter each doing their part to share its message of Peace for all. This light gives us hope, that even though there is much darkness in the World, we can still see signs of a loving and peaceful community. We can still be people living together in harmony, and working together for peace and justice.

Attendees are encouraged to share the light with others as a reminder of what is most important during this season— to share Peace with one another, around the World. More information is available on-line at www.PeaceLight.org or contact Melissa Hansz

810-599-9024. — P.S.

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