Participate & let the “German-American Snake of Hope” grow!
May 14 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
In Ramstein-Miesenbach there have been close contacts between Germans and Americans since 1952. Throughout Germany the city might be the place with most German-American encounters nationwide. At present 7.500 US-Americans are living in the union community of Ramstein-Miesenbach besides 17.500 Germans. This number does not include people living on Ramstein Air Base!
There are many common German-American projects and activities and all five municipalities of the union community of Ramstein-Miesenbach are members of the state program “WiR! = Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!” The covid 19 restrictions and social distancing rules have made it impossible to maintain relationships like we used to. But although we can’t meet each other, countless solidarity projects have been initiated where Germans and Americans work together to make a difference during these difficult times.
So, we figured we’ll try to demonstrate our active German-American community by starting a non-contact participation campaign in the “WiR!” program communities: The “German-American Snake of Hope”!
The Mayor of Ramstein-Miesenbach Ralf Hechler and “WiR!”-program coordinator John Constance started the first stone snake in the city center of Ramstein at the John F. Kennedy Square (by the memorial). Here’s the exact location: https://bit.ly/3fDLvxX. Another stone snake that existed before and has grown to more than 200 stones up to now is located at Seewoog recreation area in Miesenbach.
Feel free to paint a stone (or more) and add it to the other ones. Best thing is to use nontoxic paint, materials that are environmental friendly and avoid using paint with glitters.
We’re already curious to see how fast the snake will grow and consider this campaign a symbol of neighborly friendship and German-American solidarity in difficult times.