Aaron Fein with his Peace Flags at the
Memorial Service for Heather Heyer, Charlottesville, August 16, 2017
From Aaron Fein: These flags originated in the aftermath of 9/11.
While the flags always remind me, personally, of the difficult times that
led to their birth, I have chosen over the years to speak only about the
unity and hope that they communicate. That is why I have stood in public
with them before and it's why I brought them out today. Had it not been for
the creation of the Free Speech Monument in 2006, I may never have stood out
in public with them at all. This project is at its very core an expression
of the Charlottesville I know and love.