Sandra Day O’Connor Adds Star to Flag for Hope
Sandra Day O’Connor is the latest American icon to be chosen as a Star on the Flag for Hope! The field team was very pleased to be able to meet with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Our recent trip to Phoenix, Arizona gave us many opportunities to socialize with one of the most influential citizens in American. While Sandra Day O’Connor added her painted finger filling in a Star on the Flag for Hope. We were delighted to hear Ms. O’Conner share her thoughts about being an American.
Sandra Day O’Connor is a true leader with years of experience as an elected official and Judge in Arizona. She served as the first female Majority Leader in the United States as Republican leader in the Arizona Senate.
Leaving the state Senate in 1974, O’Connor became county judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court. In 1980 Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan stated that if elected he would appoint a woman to the Supreme Court. President Reagan kept his promise and nominated O’Connor. After the Senate unanimously confirmed her, she became the first female justice in the history of the court to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. Justice O’Connor served ambitiously in our land’s highest court from 1981 to 2006.
Sandra Day O’Connor receives Medal of Freedom
O’Connor was Chancellor of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She also served on the board of trustees of the National Constitution Center. In August of 2009, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to O’Connor, the highest civilian honor of the United States.
We are honored to have Sandra Day O’Connor participate in the Flag for Hope Project and we are extremely proud to have her become another American Icon to paint a Star on Flag for Hope.