Do you know what the Honor and Remember Flag is?
The Honor and Remember flag recognizes all individuals who have died as a result of serving in the United States military. It serves as a positive symbol of eternal gratitude for the men and women who bravely made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.
This year at the annual National Independent Flag Dealers Association (NIFDA) convention, I had the privilege to hear George Lutz, the founder of Honor and Remember speak. He spoke of the flag’s origin. After losing his son in 2005, he launched a mission. To create a symbol that would be universally recognized as a specific proclamation of tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who died as a result of serving their country. A personalized flag was presented to the father of a local fallen hero. There was not a dry eye in the crowd.
Represents the blood spilled by brave men and women in America’s military throughout our history, who gave their lives so our nations would remain free.
Beneath and surrounding the gold star recognizes the purity of sacrifice. There is no greater price an American can pay than to give his or her life in service to our country.
Represents active service in military conflict. This symbol originated with World War I, but on this flag, it signifies service in all wars from the American Revolution to the present day.
Signifies the ultimate sacrifice of a warrior in active service who will not return home. Gold reflects the value of life that was given.
Signifies the final tribute to an individual life presented to the family for their significant loss.
An eternal reminder of the spirit that has departed this life, yet burns on the memory of all who know and loved the fallen hero.
Honor and Remember has worked with US Senators and members of the House of Representatives to make this the official symbol to recognize and honor members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty. So far 26 states have adopted the flag.
This flag is available for purchase at Custom Flag Company.
To learn more, visit www.honorandremember.org