UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Manzano Day School, Albuquerque

2016 United States by Piper

Thank you to all the students and staff from Manzano Day School in Albuquerque, U.S. and to Piper from 3rd grade for the winning design in their school’s competition.

Piper says: We all wish for peace so no more war and suffering will happen again. 

1) What was in your mind when you were creating your drawing?

When Piper was creating the drawing, she was very interested in symbols for peace, particularly the dove and olive branch. She felt that these two things were very important to her picture so that her message could be understood even if someone could not understand English.

 2) Why do you think peace is important?

Piper feels that peace is important so that the pain of war will forever be ended.

Channery Nakai, coordinator of the project said, “She was creative in creating the American flag by turning the stars and stripes into leaves on the tree. Thanks for letting me participate in this again! It really is an honour.”

Additional thanks to Channery as for 2012, Channery helped coordinate the project in one of the Albanian schools. The Schools’ International Peace Quilt team are very grateful that Channery has followed the project on for 2016

Manzano Day School is dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching, and Joy in Learning® to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world.

 American Flag Meaning:
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. The 50 stars represent the individual states that make up the nation. Popular history states the red of the flag represents valour, white stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance. These meanings are unofficial though.

Interesting American Flag Fact:
The American flag is often called “the stars and stripes” or “Old Glory.”


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