The Marie Strain International Peace Foundation, Inc.is named in memory of a dedicated peace advocate, Marie Strain. Marie is the founder of Peace Day in Concord, Massachusetts. On September 28th of 2007 Marie passed away, but left a lasting impact on countless lives.
On September 21st, 2004 The International Peace Day of Massachusetts took off in Concord, Massachusetts. Flags from all over the globe were flying in the middle of town representing a number of countries including the U.S.. At 12:00 noon church bells rang, some of them 21 times.
In 2009 the foundation officially became a 501 (c) (3) Non Profit.
A peace service was held in the Trinity Church chapel in Concord, Massachusetts in 2011 and was a heartfelt and moving event.
The Marie Strain International Peace Foundation, Inc. leader, Barbara Walker continues to advocate peace and was recognized with great honor from Gov. Mitt Romney for all of her peace work.