“This Flag represents the spirit of America and clearly demonstrates that we are one country, one people. The Flag for Hope includes people of all races, all ages, and all economic circumstances."
Providence, RI. (PRWEB) October 27, 2016
After an 18-month journey spanning more than 300,000 miles, we announce that The Flag for Hope is complete. The Flag for Hope is the centerpiece of a non-political social movement to promote unity, honor and peace. More than 3,700 Americans placed their finger and hand prints in acrylic paint on canvas to create a giant 9’x5’ image of the American flag. The 50 Stars on the flag were personally painted by iconic Americans, including such notables as Muhammad Ali, Sandra Day O’Connor, Roger Staubach, Gloria Estefan, Jack Nicklaus, Smokey Robinson, Billie Jean King and Tom Selleck.
“This truly is a National Treasure,” says Executive Director, Chris Cavedon. “This Flag represents the spirit of America and clearly demonstrates that we are one country, one people. This project includes hand and fingerprints from people of all races, all ages, all economic circumstances… from a homeless veteran in New Orleans to a Nobel Prize winner in Massachusetts.”
The final hand print on the flag was placed by Assistant Chief of the Dallas Police Department, Christina Smith, on September 18, 2016 in Dallas, TX.
“There was no more fitting place to end our journey than Dallas,” says Cavedon. “One of our core principles is to honor the contribution and sacrifice of active military, veterans, and first responders. Earlier this year, Dallas suffered an unthinkable tragedy with the murder of 5 police officers. We chose to hold our closing ceremony there to support the work being done in Dallas to unite and heal the community.”
The Flag for Hope will embark on national museum tour beginning in Fall/Winter 2017. The exhibit will feature a highly interactive experience leveraging a huge catalog of more than 100,000 images, and over 1000 hours of video footage shot during the project. After its nationwide tour, the Flag for Hope will go on permanent exhibit at a National Museum to be preserved for future generations of Americans.
About The Flag for Hope:
The Flag for Hope Promotes Unity, Honor, and Peace for All Americans. The blue field and red and white stripes were created by more than 3,700 Americans, including 500+ veterans, hundreds of police, fire and rescue, numerous Olympians and notable sports figures, business leaders, community leaders, pioneers in medicine and science, and everyday American patriots. Most of the hand and finger impressions were painted at churches, community centers, veteran’s centers, schools, colleges, hospitals, parks, and other places where communities gather for a shared purpose.
The 50 Stars on The Flag for Hope were personally painted by 50 Iconic Americans, chosen for both their individual achievements and their exceptional service to others.