Studies Weekly Hosts Flag of Hope Created by Thousands of Hand Impressions from Across the U.S.

Staff and Guests made red, white and blue impressions

The Flag for Hope, a touring U.S. flag created by thousands of hand and finger

impressions from Americans across the country as a symbol of unity and patriotism,

came to the corporate office of Studies Weekly today where staff members along with

other members of the community made their impressions in red, white or blue paint.

Several people from the community, including WordPerfect co-founder Alan Ashton,

added their impressions to the flag.

“We are proud to host the touring Flag of Hope and place our own impressions upon it,”

said Ed Rickers, CEO of Studies Weekly. “It symbolizes patriotism and a coming

together of all people to promote unity and peace. It aligns well with our support of the

Statue of Responsibility project, which promotes civil responsibility and participation in

our country’s election process.”

During the Flag of Hope exhibit at Studies Weekly, staff members and guests from the

community made impressions upon the flag in either red, white, or blue paint. The new

impressions will join those already made by thousands of Americans from across the


“The Flag for Hope project is also about honor and respect for men and women that

have proudly worn a United States military uniform and fought for our freedoms,” said

Chris Cavedon, executive director of Flag for Hope. “Flag for Hope is a reminder that

freedom isn’t free. Many have sacrificed for the privileges that we all have today in this

country. The flag signifies appreciation and gratitude for those individuals who serve as

teachers, police, fire, doctors and nurses – it calls us to remember all Americans who

have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

The Flag of Hope aligns with the principles of Studies Weekly’s goal to increase civic

responsibility and encourage students to vote across the U.S.

Studies Weekly serves on the Board of the Responsibility Foundation and organization

raising funds to build The Statue of Responsibility, which will be a sister to the Statue of

Liberty and a symbol representing liberty and civic responsibility to exercise freedom. It

will represent responsibility to the world. Just as school children collected money to

build the Statue of Liberty, school children across the U.S. will have the opportunity to

raise funds to build the Statue of Responsibility, which will be same height as the Statue

of Liberty. It will be built on the West Coast connecting liberty and responsibility


Additionally, to underscore its mission of building responsible citizens, Studies Weekly

invites schools throughout the U.S. to enroll for participation in the largest student mock

election in history prior to the November U.S. presidential campaign.

Through this event and its accompanying curriculum (4 weeks of material for K-2 and 10

weeks for grades 3-6) students learn civic responsibility and gain appreciation for the

democratic process that governs our nation. Then, on the mock election day, an

interactive map will display red or blue to designate the leading candidate for each state

with updated results every 30 seconds until 3:00 p.m. in each state’s respective time


“The Every Kid Votes!™ program teaches our students and future American citizens

that they don’t have to wait to be 18 to be heard,” said Rickers. “Through this program

we’re engaging students in our nation’s most important critical thinking and decision

making event.”

Since 1984, Studies Weekly has been providing innovative learning solutions for K-6

Social Studies, Science and Math in fun-to- use magazine and online formats. Studies

Weekly helps teachers to achieve optimal outcome and maximum enjoyment of learning

with less preparation and a dramatically lower cost than traditional textbooks require.

The Studies Weekly family of publications includes more than 120 unique classroom

periodicals that are currently in use in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin

Islands. For more information, please visit or view our

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