Flags of Support Fly For Victims of Larry Nassar
A year after Larry Nassar was sentence to life in prison, Lansing has not forgotten about the abuse survivorsIf you drive down Grad River in East Lansing, you will see flags lining the street in support of Larry Nassar's victims. Each flag represents a victim, so when finished, 505 flags will fly, one for each survivor of Larry Nassar. The idea of prayer flags comes from an ancient Tibetan tradition. According to prayerflags.com
The prayer flag tradition is ancient, dating back thousands of years in India and to the shamanistic Bon tradition of pre-Buddhist Tibet. Bonpo priests used solid colored cloth flags, perhaps with their magical symbols, to balance the elements both internally and externally.
There are no magical symbols on these flags, but words of support to each of the survivors. It was MSU students that wrote thoughts of resilience, encouragement and support. There were many others involved to make this beautiful tribute to those that were hurt so deeply.
- The City of Lansing
- Parents of Sister Survivors Engage
- Country Stiches (who made the flags)
- It's Your Signs (donated all the supplies for the project)
- MSU student body (who put this project together)
- All the students (who took time to write kind words)
Once all the flags are up, there will be a dedication ceremony. The details for that will be announced at a later date. Also, at the end of the display of support the flags will be given to each survivor of the abuse.
What a wonderful tribute for those that experienced terrible abuse at the hands of someone they trusted. May all the victims find peace and know that they are not alone.
See the flags fly on Grand River...