Imagine having to flee your country because of multiple years of civil war and unrest. Having to abandon your home, and almost everything you own to try to escape the death and destruction ensuing around you. This doesn’t sound like a scenario many of us have had to live or go through. Living in a 1st world country is one of the biggest benefits you can have growing up. For the people of Syria however, this was never an option. 5 years ago, civil war broke out in Syria against President Al-Assad and rebels who want a new regime running the country. The world has watched for 5 years as innocent civilians have been caught in the crossfire of this deadly conflict. Recently, many of the innocents in the country of Syria have been boarding crudely made boats and sailing across the sea with the hope of refuge and a better life in Europe. The magnitude of this civil conflict has not been lost on the world, and organizers on a Greek island wanted to remind people to ring in the new year with a message of peace, hope, and love.