The flame from Bethlehem made its way to Hagerstown Thursday.
Known as the Peace Light, the flame, claimed to have been burning for over 1,000 years on the sight of Jesus’ birth, has traveled to and is now being held at the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The public has been invited to come with candles so that they may take the flame home with them as a sign of peace on earth.
“I know that when I look upon the light, the light means that there’s great warmth,” said Mike Mittel, the person who transported the flame to the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America. “I know that Jesus is around. I know that Jesus is smiling on me, and it’s something that I really like a lot, when I go to collect it. It’s something I look forward to every year.”
This year, the welcoming ceremony for the Peace Light was dedicated in memory of Ralph Wolfinger, who passed away in June 2017.