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Title American Braille Flag Project

RAISING THE FLAG FOR ALL TO SEE
INCLUDING THE BLIND
P.O. Box 232
Middleburg, FL 32050
www.abfp.us
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THE BRAILLE FLAG

The American Braille Flag is a tactile representation of the American Flag, recognized in 2008 by the U.S. Congress as an official tactile representation of the American Flag. The upper left corner are the stars, each of which represents the 50 states and are arranged in nine rows in alternating clusters of six and five. The long smooth horizontal lines represent the red stripes. The end of each stripe is embossed with the Braille dots 4, 5, 6 followed by the lower case "r", indicating the color red. Between each of the representations of the red stripes are the long raised textured areas representing the white stripes. The end of each stripe is embossed with the Braille dots 4, 5, 6 followed by the lower case "w", indicating the color white. As should be, there are a total of thirteen stripes which represent the original thirteen American colonies of England which became the original thirteen states. The pledge of allegiance is embossed over the smooth red stripes. This graphic not only serves those Americans who have become blind, but equally serves as a teaching/learning tactile aid for instructing blind students how the American flag appears to the sighted. The flag is sized at (13.25" by 12” and weighs 7.5 lbs.

PROJECT GOAL

Project's goal is to function as a non-profit (501.c(3)) for educational and patriotic purposes, in order to place the American Braille Flag in facilities visited by blind veterans and also all blind Americansk so that they may see the American Braille Flag by the touch of their fingers. 

BRAILLE FLAG HISTORY

Randolph Cabral, the son of a World Wor II blind veteran created the tactile/Braille American Flag to honor his father. In February 2008, with the help of the Blinded Veterans Association and U.S. Congressman Todd Tiahrt, the U.S. Congress unanimously authorized placement of a bronze monument of the Braille Flag at Arlington National Cemetery as a tribute to blind veterans of all wars, and other blind Americans. In April of 2008 the Braille flag was officially installed at the cemetery representing a Braille replica of the U.S. American Flag. literally thousands have found their way into the hands and hearts of many sighted and blind civilians, veteran's, veteran's hospitals, memorials parks, offices of elected officials, schools for the blind, and many other places. It is estimated that America has more than 30 million blind/low vision veterans and citizens. One of the Project's goal is to make one available to every blind/low vision person in this country. Proceeds generated from the American Braille Flag Project are used to benefit blind and low vision veterans and other blind and low vision Americans.

FORCE BEHIND PROJECT

Project's President and blinded Veteran,Walt Peters, USA-Ret SSGT served three tours in Vietnam, and was a recipient of a framed Braille Flag presented by, the designer of the Braille Flag, Randolph Cabral, of the Kansas Braille Transcription Institute, Wichita, KS. Peters felt a bronze copy of the Braille Flag needed to be physically located in every VA facility throughout the Nation, and framed copies should be placed in classrooms where blind and low vision American students could see it by a touch of their fingers! Walt has made this the mission of the American Braille Flag Project.

To help: visit: www.abfp.us, or send donations to American Braille Flag Project - PO Box 232 - Middleburg, FL 32050. Thank you for visiting this site and God bless America!





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American Braille Flag Project, Inc.
RAISING THE FLAG FOR ALL TO SEE

Walter Peters SFC USA-Ret
wpeterss@aol.com
President

Walt Peters spent 20 years in the Army, 1962-1983. He retired as a Staff sergeant. As a special operations aviator in Vietnam, he compiled three tours of duty in that country. His service to his country came with a huge cost to his own wellbeing. he was doused with Agent Orange three or four times” during those tours. Agent Orange has left many service members with long lasting disabling effects. Around 1997 his eyesight started going and he was diagnosed with chemical diabetes and has had some 30 surgeries. As such he can only see silhouettes. Walt has dedicated himself to the American Braille Flag Project hoping to Raise the American Braille Flag for All to See, Including the Blind.


American Braille Flag Project, Inc.
RAISING THE FLAG FOR ALL TO SEE
Paul Kaminsky, Sr Cdr USN-Ret

pkjax47@gmail.com
Chief Executive Officer

Paul Kaminsky retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 30 years, 1965-1995. He held Enlisted paygrades E-1 to E-9 (AVCM) and Officer ranks O-1 to O-5 (Commander). He flew with the Navy Hurricane Hunters, served with Navy fighter squadrons onboard the USS Independence, USS America, and the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Kaminsky began losing his eyesight in 1982, by 1985 was legally blind. His last 10 years he was legally blind but because of his ability to perform all his duties he remained classified as fit for full duty and continued on active duty with the rest of his contemporaries. Kaminsky is dedicated to the American Braille Flag Project and too with the Project’s goal, to make this Braille Flag available throughout the Nation.


                                   
                    

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Help "RAISE A FLAG FOR ALL TO SEE, INCLUDING THE BLIND"

American Braille Flag Project, Inc (ABFP)is a 501.c3 whose officers
receive no salaries, and funds donated are for support of the Project.
Although, Braille Flags "RAISED" are normally donated or purchased by
the institutions where the Braille Flags will be placed, many facilities lack
the funds necessary to purchase the Flag.


PLEASE send your contributions to:

American Braille Flag Project, Inc
P.O. Box 232
Middleburg, FL 32050-0232

 

 

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Blind Vet feels Flag VA BIST Gainesville FL Group with Flag
August GA BRC Vets 4 Vets Event Walt Peters Receives Braille Flag
Tallahassee FL Event Saint August Deaf and Blind School FDVA with Peters and Kaminsky
Bronze Braille Flag Saint August National Cemetery FDVA with Peters and Kaminsky
 Saint August National Cemetery Bronze Braille Flag FDVA with Peters and Kaminsky