The Suffolk County Water Authority's base in East Hampton
Taylor K. Vecsey
Aubrey Peterson, an East Hampton Middle School eighth grader, outside the Union League Club in Manhattan on Monday morning
After making their own pinwheels during classes this week using paper and green drinking straws, students held them high on Friday to celebrate International Peace Day at the school's ninth "Pinwheels for Peace" event.
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Holding their handmade pinwheels, hundreds of students at the John M. Marshall Elementary School formed a giant peace sign on the field outside the school.
In her remarks, Beth Doyle, the school principal, related world peace to the concept of the "Golden Rule," the idea that people should treat others the way they themselves would like to be treated.
Students sang songs about peace they learned during class as part of their celebration of International Peace Day on Friday morning.
Gregory Butler, the John M. Marshall music teacher, led students in song on Friday.
White Sands Motel after Hurricane Sandy
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