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65th Annual One World Day
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
August 26, 2012

One World Day Banner on MLK Blvd

Irish Cultural Garden sign

The 65th Annual One World Day celebration took place on Sunday, August 26, 2012. This annual event reflects the theme of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding."

As visitors gathered at the Irish Garden, the host garden for the 2012 event, they had several options. They could enjoy a narrated tour of the Gardens by Mary Hamlin on Lolley the Trolley.

Mary Hamlin

Mary Hamlin


The pre-event entertainment began with Larry Bechtel playing the bagpipes to begin the performances.

Larry Bechtel playing bagpipes

Larry Bechtel




Early arrivers could then enjoy the music of the band No Strangers Here with Bob Crawford, Pat Hoynes and Larry Bechtel.

No Strangers Here performed a special version of the Garden Song - Inch by Inch at One World Day.

No Strangers Here - Pat Hoynes, Larry Bechtel and Bob Crawford

No Strangers Here - Pat Hoynes, Larry Bechtel and Bob Crawford
performing the special One World Day song




See more from No Strangers Here at One World Day


Students from Hawken School also performed.

Hawken School students at One World Day


Hawken School students at One World Day





Hawken School students at One World Day





Hawken School students at One World Day



The first official event of One World Day 2012 was the depositing of soil from Croatia and Albania (the 2 newest Gardens) in the Urn of Nations at the American Legion Garden. The photos and videos from the 2012 One World Day continue on the next pages. Just follow the links below.

Congratulations to Anda Cook, Char Crowley and their committee on a tremendous One World Day. Special thanks to the Irish Cultural Garden for being the 2012 host. One World Day was presented by the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation in partnership with Cleveland Council of World Affairs and ClevelandPeople.Com.


One World Day 2012 - Page 1 (this page)

One World Day 2012 - Page 2 - Soil Ceremony

One World Day 2012 - Page 3 - Parade of Flags

One World Day 2012 - Page 4 - Main Ceremony

One World Day 2012 - Page 5 - Naturalization of New Citizens

One World Day 2012 - Page 6 - Entertainment

One World Day 2012 - Page 7 - Faces in the Crowd

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