Lt. Brian David Sweeney an honorable man who fought for his country

On September 11, 2001, at age 38, Brian D. Sweeney paid the ultimate price when America was attacked. He was onboard United Airlines Flight 175 traveling to Los Angeles when hijackers took control of the aircraft. The hijackers flew the aircraft into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Lt. Brian David Sweeney Flag for Hope Star

Who was Lt. Brian David Sweeney?

Lt. Sweeney fought in the Gulf War as a radar intercepting officer (RIO). Later, he became a student at the “TOP GUN” Navy Fighter Weapons School in California. He went on to become an instructor at this school.

Brian Sweeney graduated from Boston University in 1986 with a degree in Mass Communications. He had attended Boston University on a full football scholarship.

He joined the United States Navy that same year. He graduated from Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) in Florida at the top of his class.

Lieutenant Sweeney’s nickname was “Moose” – his aviator call name when he served in the Navy. In 1995, when training at “TOP GUN”, he suffered a serious neck injury. He was honorably discharged from the Navy.

To keep his connection with the Navy, he took on several jobs as a defense contractor. With these jobs, he was able to work with pilots and in various programs of the Navy and Air Force.


What is Flag for Hope?

 The Flag for Hope Project is a social movement to unite, honor, inspire and create hope.

The Flag symbolically represents thousands of Americans holding hands without conflict or hatred. We are all one country and one people.  The Flag for Hope is NOT political.  It is about patriotism and coming together as a country.  NOW IS THE TIME!!!

The Flag for Hope Project is also about honor and respect for the men and women that have proudly worn a United States military uniform and fought for our freedoms. Flag for Hope is a reminder that Freedom Isn’t Free.  Many have sacrificed for the privileges that we all have today. This Flag signifies appreciation and gratitude for those individuals who serve in our communities like teachers, police, fire, doctors and nurses.

It calls us to remember all Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of both foreign and domestic enemy attacks. If an American is harmed ANYWHERE, we all suffer and mourn.

The Flag for Hope team is led by U.S. Army veteran Marcos Antonio.  This epic mission was started at the Indianapolis 500 on May 23, 2015. Our goal is to collect approximately 3,000 – 4,000 American hand and finger impressions on a giant canvas to create the United States of America National Flag. We will accomplish this by going to over a 150 cities and roughly 300 – 400 locations.  Each participant will place their impression on the flag in either red, white, or blue paint. There will be 50 American Olympians that put their impression on the flag representing the 50 states and showing the solidarity of the entire nation.

Lastly, the 50 stars on the flag will be iconic Americans that have greatly contributed to the strength and well being of our country.  These individuals have inspired, empowered, and encouraged their fellow citizens through their actions as pioneers, role models, and leaders in our society.  They come from all backgrounds and embody the essence of the American spirit.

This historic project has never been attempted before and we will finish when every last American can fill the limited space on our 9×5 canvas panel. Finally, the Flag for Hope will be donated to a national museum like the Smithsonian for all Americans to view for generations to come.

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