Connecticut – July 9, 2015. Our Connecticut trip was fantastic topped off by meeting our very patriotic neighbors and joyful contributors. We visited Plainville, CT and West Haven, CT and each visit was extremely eventful! We carefully packed the Flag and set out to meet some new friends. Highlights of the trip included Shirley Bloethe, our 1,000th impression and visits by 1988 US Olympic Swim Team superstar Christine Vogel and Dennis Schleicher added to the excitement. Christine and Dennis added their hand prints to the Flag the whole group did a great job hosting Flag for Hope in Plainville, CT!
We then traveled to West Haven Ct where we met some outstanding people who love America and the Flag. Thank you Steven Mullins and West Haven Mayor Ed O’Brien for a great day! Nora Mullins sang a fantastic rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that touched everyone in attendance at their core. She is a star in the making! This was a great trip and we look forward to seeing everyone in the near future. Thank you Connecticut!
What is Flag for Hope?
Flag for Hope is a social movement of people all across America coming together to recognize our shared humanity, and to unite in harmony.
It’s a message of peace and hope for our future as one people, and our connection to the rest of the global community.
It’s a way of viewing our place in this great country, and in the world, a view that celebrates our commonality, and puts aside the differences that separate us.
And it’s America’s chapter in Impressions of Humanity, an epic and monumental humanitarian art project the likes of which has never been created. Marcos Antonio, artist, is helping the world to create its own work of art by leaving hand impressions on a canvas. When complete, the canvas will constitute the largest single piece of art in the world, made up of 960 panels from every country on the globe. Each country will be represented by 5,000 individuals invited to make their impression.
The ultimate goals of “Impressions of Humanity” are:
1. To make a world peace canvas where people worldwide will be holding hands without conflict.
2. To celebrate everything we have in common: Our Humanity.
3. To erase everything that separates humanity.
4. To give a voice to people who do not have one.
5. To immortalize one million people worldwide