The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce announced that it is spearheading a Hope Flag project this week for Liberty County.
Often associated with Tibet, “traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all space,” a Chamber news release says.
In the spirit of unity, the Chamber is offering these Hope Flags and will have blank flags available beginning today in its offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The flags are free, and people may write prayers on them. The flags will then be strung and displayed in downtown Hinesville on Thursday and throughout the weekend during the city of Hinesville’s Centennial Celebration. Flags will also be available Thursday during the Hinesville Farmers Market in Bradwell Park.
“With all of the divisiveness and continued violence occurring, we thought it would be great for the Chamber to do something to continue to pull the community together,” said Leah Poole, the CEO of the Chamber and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “To that end, we are buying fabric and creating our own prayer flags for people to write their prayers for the world on them, and then they will be strung up and hung, offering a visual representation of our community coming together to pray for this world.”
Further, the Chamber has contacted several local churches who will participate. All churches are welcome, and those who are interested in taking part in the project may contact the Chamber at 912-368-4445. The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and the city of Hinesville are assisting on the Hope Flag project.
To find out more information about the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, call 912-368-4445 or go to the Chamber's website.