GREENWICH, Conn. — The Julian Curtiss School in Greenwich celebrated its 25th annual United Nations Day and Parade of Nations ceremony Thursday, showing off the diversity at the school, which includes students representing 60 countries and 30 languages.
The event included welcoming remarks from Principal Trish McGuire, a world-language greeting, a U.N. flag raising, remarks from keynote speaker U.N. Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed, remarks from former Principal and U.N. Day founder Nancy Carbone, a Parade of Nations, a community sing-along of "What The World Needs Now", a release of balloon doves, and a closing song.
Carbone told the crowd how the popular event came about.
"Our school is like the U.N. - we come from different countries, and speak different languages," she said. "But the diversity of our school is a strength, not a weakness. And our U.N. Day honors all of the differences that bring us together as one school."
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