Kelsey Cooper commented on Submit your story 2014-09-30 23:07:25 -0400Indiana University Shows UN Peacekeeping Pride!
It is said that we never grow up; part of us will always be a kid at heart. What better way to bring out our inner-kid and show Indiana University students the importance of UN Peacekeepers for Thank a Peacekeeper Day than through the power of balloons? Our idea was a “soaring success.”
Locating our Campus Chapter in the busiest part of campus, the famous Indiana University Sample Gates, we created a large crowd of students to find out more about the amazing work peacekeepers do everyday to provide peace and security for millions of people around the world. Our large display of balloons attracted people from the age of 2 to the age of 78.
We handed out Thank You Blue Helmet Cards to the crowd, and had more than fifty people fill out the cards both in person and through the online thank you system. Along with handing out UN Peacekeeper helmet stress-balls and UNA sunglasses, everyone was excited to take part in the event.
In all, it was an amazing event and I was so excited to see our university and community get involved. My favorite part was inspiring the small children to ask questions about the United Nations and Peacekeepers. It is important that we engage the community in understanding and recognizing the importance that the thousands of men and women peacekeepers do everyday to protect and enhance the lives of people all over the world.
Lastly, it was a great opportunity to involve the locals on encouraging Congress to provide full funding for peacekeeping in next years budget. Without this support, the world will be detrimentally affected. Our chapter was happy to see so many people interested in the topic and investigate further.
The Indiana University Campus Chapter would like to thank the UN Peacekeepers for all of their hard-work and dedication to make the world a better place.
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