America Has a New National Treasure Ashli Clubine November 15, 2016 Relentlessly Patriotic Providence, RI. October 25, 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. The Flag for Hope includes 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 impression on The Flag for Hope 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 creation of the Flag for Hope. 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 Flag for Hope’s 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. The 50 Flag for Hope Stars Each Flag for Hope star individually painted his or her star and signed the back of the canvas: 1. Senator John McCain 2. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor 3. Muhammad Ali 4. Battalion Chief Jack Pritchard 5. Lee Ielpi 6. John Mara 7. Bonnie Blair 8. Nadia Comaneci & Bart Connor 9. George Foreman 10. Bob Wieland 11. Randy White 12. Helene Neville 13. Eric Heiden 14. Kris Kristofferson 15. Alan Hassenfeld 16. Captain Florent Groberg 17. SECRET STAR 18. Bill Walton 19. Ann Meyers Drysdale 20. Anita L. DeFrantz 21. Richard “Dick” Enberg 22. Lieutenant Brian Sweeney 23. Dr. Leonard Bailey 24. Tom Dreesen 25. Gary Keller 26. Ronnie Lott 27. Mike Love 28. Rick & Dick Hoyt 29. Billie Jean King 30. Bill Self 31. Pat Boone 32. Rafer Johnson 33. Tom Selleck 34. Jackie Joyner Kersee 35. Dr. Craig Mello 36. Gloria & Emilio Estefan 37. Tamika Catchings 38. Smokey Robinson 39. Andy Garcia 40. Admiral Patrick M. Walsh 41. Jack Nicklaus 42. Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson 43. Carlos Santana 44. Harvey Mackay 45. Roger Staubach 46. General Tom Ryan 47. Sergeant Melvin Morris 48. Major General James Livingston 49. Brigadier General Michael Neil 50. General Colin Powell To learn more, visit www.flagforhope.com To take the Flag for Hope Pledge, visit www.flagforhope.com/pledge Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.