Kindness is Contagious
Every year my students prepare a flag that travels on a journey with a Ham Radio DX-pedition, to a remote location in the world. This year we prepared two flags both with the message "Kindness is Contagious". Our flag project has multiple purposes. First, we want to brighten the day of those who come in contact with our message. But just as important, we learn about international geography, different cultures and currency, and experience foreign business travel. Each day as the flag travels on it's journey, people will sign it and photos and information will be sent back to us via email to keep us up to date on it's journey.
This flag was prepared for the DX-pediton to Myanmar that started November 12, 2013 and will end November 26. With the help of David Collingham, our flag started it's journey in Fontana, CA and traveled to Los Angeles, CA -LAX International AIrport. It then began it's international journey by departing LAX at noon time of November 12 and arrived in Seoul, Korea. It then continued to Yangon, Myanmar on November 12, 2013 at 11:50 pm. After a day layover in Yangon, Myanmar, the flag boarded a flight in the afternoon on November 15, 2013 to May Pyi Taw, Myanmar and arrived about 1 hour later. The flag will stay in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar until November 26, 2013 where it will then return via Seoul, Korea to Washington Dullas International Airport in VIrginia on November 26, 2013.
Interesting facts about Myanmar:
The official language is Burmese and the currency is the Kyat.
Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of Myanmar and Yangon is the largest city in the country.
According to an estimate of the census of 2007, Myanmar holds a population of 47,373,958. The multi-ethnic population of Myanmar consists of Chinese, Burman, Karen, Indian, Shan, Rakhine, and other minorities.
Buddhist, Islam, Christian, and Animist are the main religious groups in Myanmar.
Our first flag traveled to the Central Pacific island of Banaba. (More information to come.)