Horns Signal Start of Harmony Week

As the metro gets ready for the weekend and summer, one local group wants to make sure you make it a safe one. Harmony Week began in Omaha Friday.

That was the reason for so much honking during the evening's commute.

Groups set up at nine locations around the city with signs urging motorists for Honk for Peace.

Organized by Omaha 360, the idea is to bring the community together and work to make this a violence-free summer.

This is the fifth year for it and organizers say it’s working. More summer jobs; better reading and math scores and higher graduation rates. And gun crimes are down in the city.

Sister Margaret told us, “I stand here for peace in Omaha but for peace in the world as well. There are so many places torn by war and violence, I thought I could do this little bit today."

Jami Anders-Kemp, with Omaha 360, said, "There are folks in the community every day and we want them to know that we're here for them. They have a part in this. It may be a little-bitty honk but it's one more thing to show we care about this community."

Harmony Week continues on Saturday with a Peace in the Streets Rally at Fontenelle Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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