Nanette Galloway first heard about Egg Harbor City's Peace Pilgrim several years ago, when a statue of her was dedicated at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica.

Now Galloway, of Egg Harbor City, volunteers with Peace Pilgrim 100, a local group of fans of the late peace advocate who are running the sixth annual Peace Pilgrim Celebration in Egg Harbor City, starting today and continuing through the weekend.

The events coincide with the United Nations International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.

Peace Pilgrim was born born Mildred Lisette Norman in Egg Harbor City in 1908. She spent 28 years walking back and forth across the country spreading her message of peace, and died in a car accident in 1981 while being driven to a speaking engagement.

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