The Peace Road journey of America moved on through Los Angeles to San Francisco
FFWPU USA: On July 19, in San Francisco, cyclists for peace and well-wishers rallied at Crissy Field along the San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the Peace Road. The main event of the day would be a three-mile trek across the Golden Gate Bridge ending at scenic Vista Point near Sausalito.
Reverend Kevin Thompson of the Bay Area Family Church welcomed the cyclists and their supporters, and read from part of Father Moon’s speech that first proposed the Peace Road at a 1981 interdisciplinary conference of Korean, Japanese and American scientists in Seoul.
Then he spoke about the significance of the Peace Road as a substantiation of one family under God, through culture and commerce. By taking part in this tour, he said, we are supporting Reverend Moon’s dream. Once the world is connected through the Peace Road, one world culture can spread so easily. “We are putting the rubber to the road, to show our commitment to the concept of one world family.”
The flag, which travelled from Los Angeles to the Bay Area overnight, was passed on to the bikers. Thirty seven riders and a hundred walkers then set off through Crissy Field and over the bridge to Vista Point. Then they made a return journey back to Crissy Field.
“It was a beautiful day and it is always meaningful to do something in Father Moon’s memory as a unified family,” said Josh Hardman, a young member. “But I really feel like this event can be so much more than a leisurely bike ride, depending on our future actions. This is a historical step towards creating a peace road and a unified world, because we’re going to make Father Moon’s vision happen!”