A few weeks ago, I went to take some photos of one of my favorite artistic pieces to celebrate it’s 40th anniversary. I loved this statue/fountain as a child, and when I learned the history of it several years later, I loved it even more.
This beautiful, massive artistic piece is called “Joy and Happiness to All The Children of The World” and was donated to The College at Brockport from the USSR in 1979 to celebrate the 1979 International Special Olympics and United Nations Year of the Child.
Please watch the recent video and read the accompanying article about this amazing event. You will be glad that you did. I love to sit near this artistic piece and think about the children, the hard work, the wonderful emotions, and all of the people who put their differences aside to make this event happen.