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


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 U.S.

"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 together.

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 zone.

"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 product video. To order a free sample or schedule a presentation, please call 866-311-8734.

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Cory Maloy, 801-540-0150

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