KXAN in Austin, Texas Features Flag For Hope: The stars on the Flag For Hope continue to build upon the blue background of hand prints from across the nation.

The team spent their morning with Bob Wieland.  KXAN reported:  “One of those stars is Bob Wieland, a veteran who lost his legs in the Vietnam War. He was thought to be dead when he was found after stepping on a bomb. “I was placed in a body bag,” Wieland said. He was believed to be dead, but arrived alive on arrival. “God gave me a second chance and I’ve had a great life.”

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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

When complete, Marcos will donate the global canvas to be placed in a museum as his gift to future generations. He is creating an electronic database of a photo and video clip of each participant leaving his or her impression on the canvas.

Imagine being one of the 5,000 people, here in the United States, who get to be part of this moment in history. In Flag for Hope, you have a chance to be part of history and be immortalized along with 1 million other people around the world. We invite you to be part of humanity.