Danny Garcia has walked for children and world peace on five continents for more than 20 years. When he took his first steps in 1996 toward a personal commitment to peace, he could scarcely fathom that he would continue walking globally more than 27,000 miles, more than the circumference of the earth. His life long pursuit of peace began as a child and continues today.
Introduction:Intro Video "The Child" Video 911 Walk Video
A visit with the pope:Letter from the Vatican Photo of Danny and
A letter from President Bill ClintonView Letter
A letter from President Ronald ReaganView Letter
A letter from President Jimmy CarterView Letter
A letter from King HusseinView Letter
A letter from the Prince of WhalesView Letter
Chaplain Barry BlackView Photo
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 NoorView Photo
Prince Albert II
Prince Albert II sent a signed book to Danny when he completed his walk along the French Riviera and throughout Monaco.View Letter
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.
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.
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 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 AliView Photo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.View Letter
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners"
Isaiah 61:1 NIV