Greetings from a fan of Flat Stanley
introduced to Flat Stanley in 1999 while serving with the United
Nations International Police Task Force in Bosnia. My family was
visiting me during the Christmas holiday and my twelve year old son
introduced me to Flat Stanley. From there Stanley became a part of
my family after my family returned home. In
fact, he was adopted by my international staff
and the adventure begun.
officially made him an honorary International Police Task
Force officer, pinning a badge and donning a blue peacekeeping
beret on him. Once
receiving the honors bestowed on him, he
traveled with me and my staff of peacekeepers all over the
world. He went proudly wearing the beret
and badge to exotic places like: Nepal, India,
Egypt, Greece, Kenya, Iceland and many other places.
Along the way
he met ambassadors, police officers and families of my
staff. Everywhere he went he was loved and we took lots of digital
returned back to Bosnia from each his adventures, I would send
an email to my sonís teacher and class, a little story of his trip.
I would include a little about the culture, the
people he met and, of course, the pictures.
Kasson, my sonís teacher, invited me and Flat
Stanley to her class before the school year was out. There, I returned
Flat Stanley and showed a Power Point presentation of all of his
travels as a good will ambassador.
my youngest son is now in 6th grade and Iím about to depart
on another International Peacekeeping Mission, to Iraq. I hope that
my sonís school adopts the Flat Stanley project
so I can use him, as I did in Bosnia, as an
ambassador of goodwill and peace.
Chief of Police
Kearny Police Department
Police Advisory Mission to Iraq
U.S. Department of State