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Mike Neil (FDCC President 2011-2012), Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson, APLC, San Diego, CA recently got to place a star on The Flag for Hope.  Using an index finder with ample white paint applied, Mike painted one of the fifty stars. The Flag for Hope is a patriotic artwork being painted day-to-day by many hands as it crosses the country. The inspiration for creating a 9-foot-by-5-foot American flag from red, white and blue hand impressions on canvas originated with artist Marcos Antonio, a U.S. Army veteran.  His idea is to represent thousands of Americans hand-in-hand and simultaneously honor U.S. military freedom fighters.  The distinction of painting is reserved for citizen leaders whose contributions have helped make our country great. In addition to his tremendous work with the FDCC, Mike served as commanding general of Camp Pendleton during the Persian Gulf War.  By the time the project ends, the hope is to have visited at least 150 cities and to have collected more than 3,000 hand impressions before donating the flag to the Smithsonian Institution, or other museum, for public display.

Do you have news or triumph to share? Send a brief summary with a recent photograph to Scott Salter at ssalter@starneslaw.com

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