A FLAME promoting peace will unite Border residents today.
The Albury-Wodonga World Peace Flame committee will hold its inaugural World Peace Day event at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience.
“It’s an opportunity for personal reflection,” committee spokeswoman Judy Charlton said.
Mrs Charlton said peace could be found in many forms.
“People may be looking for peace themselves, or see themselves as a peacemaker,” she said.
“Bonegilla is the perfect location as many people who came through Bonegilla have come from places of conflict.
“Australia was a land of freedom, many opportunities and hope.”
The event will complement the group’s World Peace Flames Lamp schools’ program where students are educated about peace.
Residents will have the opportunity to light a candle from the peace flame, which is a perpetual flame that was first lit in Wales in 2000.
Participants will also be able to write notes of peace and hang them from a tree.
Mrs Charlton it was hoped it would become an annual event.
“We hope it continues and grows as a truly community driven event,” she said.
“We also have a goal to create a world peace monument as a public piece of art.”
The event, from 3pm to 4pm, is open to everyone.
Guest speakers will include Border historian Dr Bruce Pennay, Reverend Charles Vesely and Bhutanese resident Tika Poudyel.