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Greenwich's Julian Curtiss School Students Fly Flags For United Nations Day

Students representing Japan march in the Julian Curtiss School's Parade of Nations at Thursday's U.N. Day celebration in Greenwich.
Students representing Japan march in the Julian Curtiss School's Parade of Nations at Thursday's U.N. Day celebration in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day on Thursday. Here students sing with the Community Sing-along.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day on Thursday. Here students sing with the Community Sing-along. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day on Thursday.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day on Thursday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day on Thursday.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day on Thursday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Children release balloon doves at the conclusion of Thursday's U.N. Day.
Children release balloon doves at the conclusion of Thursday's U.N. Day. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Principal Trish McGuire (left) listens, as fifth-grade speakers Chihiro Nishihara (center) and Eduardo Galarza tell their stories.
Principal Trish McGuire (left) listens, as fifth-grade speakers Chihiro Nishihara (center) and Eduardo Galarza tell their stories. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Parade of Nations at Thursday's U.N. Day.
The Parade of Nations at Thursday's U.N. Day. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday. It was the 25tyh anniversary of the school's U.N. Day celebration.
Students from the Julian Curtiss School, representing 60 countries and speaking 30 languages, celebrate U.N. Day Thursday. It was the 25tyh anniversary of the school's U.N. Day celebration. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Politicians and dignitaries watch Thursday's ceremony.
Politicians and dignitaries watch Thursday's ceremony. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

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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