FCPD encourages peace among youngsters at chalk event

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PHOTO: Groveton Elementary

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Police from the Mount Vernon station participated in Groveton Elementary’s annual CHALK4PEACE event today, encouraging children to express with art what peace means to them.

CHALK4PEACE is a global art project that has held events in 40 different countries with the mission of spreading messages and visions of peace.

Officers talked to students about what they can do to encourage peace in their community, and on a larger scale throughout their lives. Students expressed through chalk drawings what peace looks like to them, locally and globally.

PHOTO: FCPS region 3

PHOTO: FCPS region 3

This was Groveton Elementary’s eighth annual CHALK4PEACE event.