Global history was made at Utah Valley University (UVU) as the “1st Global Peace Tree In USA” was planted closely adjacent to the world-renowned “Statue Of Responsibility”. In partnership with SHEROES United and on behalf of the “Art 4 Peace Awards/Wisdomlands project” organization, the tree was planted by Queen Dame Munni Irone.
The historic event was jointly organized by Queen Dame Munni Irone (Art 4 Peace) and Commander Celeste Gleave (Founder of SHEROES United) to demonstrate to the USA and every global citizen, the importance of uniting all nations in peace and love. The program of the event featured the global peace tree planting, symposium and awards ceremony. Notable dignitaries present at the event included His Excellence Sean Reyes (Attorney General Of Utah), who cancelled his flight to attend this historical event with his staff and they stayed through out the ceremony. Queen Dame Munni Irone, Commander Celeste Gleave, USA Army Parade Team, world renowned sculptor Gary Lee Price (Responsibility Foundation), President Matthew Holland (Utah Valley University), Student Body President Rob Smith, Global Peace Ambassadors of Art4Peace Awards, House of Representative, state of Utah, Mr. Mark A Wheatley, Ms. Andrea Bandera, actor Adam Templar, Ace Cruz Herrera, Derrik Boudwin the Hollywood Dignitaries and members of SHEROES United.
Although the “1st Global Peace Tree In USA”, it is the 8th global peace tree that has been planted around the world— in nations which include Nigeria, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia and now the USA. During the symposium of the event, Queen Dame Munni Irone said in her official speech that, – “A tree produces many branches with numerous leaves which signifies that every peace tree planted globally around the world represents how possible it is to produce and build communities and leaders with the agendas of love and peace”. A Tree is the central property of nature which depict and define the universe as an abode of green pasture and it is because of this natural quality that we believe peace begins with everyone and by choosing to live peace is choosing to cultivate the growth of countless peace trees in our universe.
The historic activities of “Art 4 Peace Awards and Wisdomland” continues around the world, under the leadership of Dame Munni Irone and in partnership with the government of all nations, diplomatic authorities of all continents and organizations committed to the service of humanity.
SHEROES Commander Celeste Gleave states, “SHEROES United is grateful to accept this Peace tree on behalf of the United States. This icon will appropriately recognize and complement SHEROES mission statement which is threefold: 1. Eradicate human trafficking. 2. Create real solutions to combat domestic violence. And 3. Shine the light on our women warriors. Munni’s vision and life‘s mission of being a champion of these initiatives parallels our vision.“