Thursday September 13, 2012

DALTON -- After they got home from school on Tuesday afternoon, the kids on Audrey Drive in Dalton got right to work on making a large red, white and blue peace banner with their names, messages and handprints added to it.

Some of their messages were in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, while others pronounced "Go Red Sox." Their project was not entirely about remembering as it was about being together, doing something fun and productive, and collaborating on a project with a message that would move out into the community and into the future -- that of peace.

After the banner was complete, some of the kids marched their sign down to the corner of Grange Hall Road and South Street in Dalton and waved to passersby, according to Elizabeth Kick, one of the children’s moms.

The kids were ecstatic any time they received a honk or a wave or a thumbs-up, Kick said. "It showed them that what they do impacts others and actually does make a difference in the world," she said.