Mission, Purpose and Strategy

My name is Daniel Garcia. I was born in Spanish Harlem and have served in the US Marine Corps and law enforcement. Since 1996, by the grace of God, I have walked more than 26,000 miles around the world on six continents for children and world peace. I have stopped counting miles -- my walks are now focused on reaching people with the love of God. My next walk is planned for October 2017 and will continue until God tells me to stop. The walk will take me through several countries and start in Israel.

Highlights

  • Introduction:

    Intro Video "The Child" Video 911 Walk Video
  • A visit with the pope:

    Letter from the Vatican Photo of Danny and
    Pope John Paul II
  • A letter from President Bill Clinton

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  • A letter from President Ronald Reagan

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  • Danny performed several walks in Mexico in support of Sgt Tahmooressi

    760 KFMB News Leesburg Pastor Aids Marine... Letter from Jill Tahmooressi
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  • A letter from President Jimmy Carter

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  • A letter from King Hussein

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  • A letter from the Prince of Whales

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  • Chaplain Barry Black

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  • Michael Jackson

    Danny provided M.J.'s attorneys with a 14x48ft mural of "The Child" that Mario Torero painted with the support of Gannett Outdoor Advertising. This particular mural was part of Pope John Paul II's visit to L.A. and was placed at the border of Tia Juana and the entrance of the Holland Tunnel.

    Though this mural continued to travel throughout the world once it was returned, a smaller replica of The Child was provided to M.J.

    The day that M.J. died Danny walked from 125th St. in Harlem to Ground Zero.

  • Queen Noor

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  • Prince Albert II
    of Monaco

    Prince Albert II sent a signed book to Danny when he completed his walk along the French Riviera and throughout Monaco.

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    Prince Albert II - Photo by Monika Flueckiger
  • Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir

    In 1979 a reproduction of "The Child", by Mario Torero was presented to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir as a symbol of peace and hope at his office in Israel.

  • Nelson Mandela

    Danny stopped in Cambria and presented president Nelson Mandela with a Jubilennium candle in conjunction with the UN celebration during his walk from Perth to Sydney, Australia, for the Olympics.

  • Oprah Winfrey

    While walking in Chicago, Danny stopped and presented his walking stick to one of Oprah's employees at her TV station. It was a gift for her as a symbol of love for all of those she has touched.

  • Richie Havens

    Richie Havens performed at Woodstock for more than 400,000 people. Danny was one of many who helped promote the concert in New York City. Several years later Danny presented Richie with a copy of the painting, "The Child", across the street from the UN.

  • Muhammad Ali

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    Danny presented Muhammad Ali with a large portrait at the Long Beach Convention Center. The painting titled, "The Arrangement", by Gabriel Acevedo pictured an Indian man dressed in his native clothing.

  • Mother Teresa

    Danny provided a reproduction of the painting "The Child" by Mario Torero to the Our Lady of Angels Catholic School in San Diego. The painting was presented to Mother Teresa as a gift.

  • Stevie Wonder

    Danny presented a reproduction of the painting, "The Child", by Mario Torero, to Stevie Wonder with his brother at his side in his dressing room at the San Diego sports arena Dec 8th, 1980, the day that John Lennon was killed.

  • David Yonggi Cho

    Danny presented a reproduction of the painting, "The Child", by Mario Torero.

  • Ralph Bunche

    Danny presented a gift to Ralph Bunche's foundation to honor his efforts for peace. Relph received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his mediation in Palestine in the 1940's.

  • Jonas Salk

    Danny worked on a security detail to protect Jonas and also presented him a gift to honor his work in developing the polio vaccine.

  • General Charles Krulak

    General Krulak served as Danny's commanding officer during his time in the Marine Corps.

    Meritorious Mast Letter from General Krulak
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

    While walking in Israel, Danny presented the Prime Minister with one of his walking sticks.

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