1. Why do we need this remembrance flag?
Men and women have been serving in the United States military
and dying for their country for more than 200 years. They represent
a unique and distinct category of individuals, along with the families
that sent them, that deserve a symbol of recognition, a visual emblem of
honor. Until the Honor and Remember Flag was conceived, there was no such
nationally recognized symbol.
2. Why now?
There are many reasons why it is important to establish the
Honor and Remember Flag as a national symbol in this generation. The
most important one is that there exits today the largest contingent
of living veterans of any time in our history. These veterans comprise
one of the greatest groups of least honored soldiers in our history: the
Vietnam War veterans. Even though there is a memorial to Vietnam vets in
Washington, D.C., these men and women deserve the same level of honor and
recognition as any other. For those who lost their lives and their families,
the Honor and Remember Flag serves as a way for the rest of us to express,
perhaps belatedly, our gratitude for their sacrifice.
3. Doesn't the American flag honor the fallen?
Many people do believe this to be true. However, the American flag
stands for what we believe, the unity of our people and the diversity
of our nation. It is symbol of what we fight for, rather than an emblem
to honor those fallen. Here is how the symbolism of the American flag is
The U. S. flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red
alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13
colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors
of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes hardiness and valor;
White symbolizes purity and innocence; Blue represents vigilance,
perseverance and justice.
To put it simply, “The dead honor the flag, the flag does not honor the dead."
4. Who is being honored by this flag?
All those who have been killed from action, or killed in service, from the
moment our nation began. If you have put on a military uniform in service
to the United States, you have given authority to superiors to place you
in harms way. If in the course of doing one’s duty an individual lost their
life, regardless or where or how, this flag is meant to honor that individual.
5. What does 'killed in service' mean?
We often hear the terms “killed in action” or “died of wounds.” They
refer specifically to those who have died by definition in an official
conflict. This flag has a broader scope, honoring all those who by draft
or volunteer have put themselves in a position to defend the constitution,
the flag and those freedoms which make our nation great. In other words,
if someone was killed while guarding a border, standing on a ship’s deck,
protecting an embassy or marching headlong into enemy fire, this flag honors
6. What is the importance of the Honor and Remember flag?
This flag should be important to every citizen of the United States. Never
before in the history our country have we realized how vulnerable we can
be to the actions of those who would destroy us. Now more than ever, our
fighting men and women deserve our support and our gratitude for standing
in the way of those who want to attack us. We owe them, and particularly
those who died, honor and remembrance.
By flying the Honor and Remember Flag, we say to our fighting men
and women and the families they came from that we as Americans
will never forget their contribution to our freedom. And we are
mindful that at any time, any day another could be added to those ranks.
7. How do I help get the flag flying?
There are four very important things you can do:
1. SIGN the Petition, If you havent already. Our goal is
1.6 million signatures, one supporter for each life lost in our nations' history.
Once that is achieved our hope is that the Department of Defense will support
and Congress will enact a law officially recognizing the Honor and Remember Flag
as a national symbol.
2. TALK about the flag. Tell everyone in your circle, including businesses about
the website www.HonorandRemember.org and encourage them visit and sign the
petition. Also please consider spreading the word through newsletters, emails,
blogs or by linking to our website. Additionally send the press release link
to any media locally or nationally to let them know about the campaign. We
would welcome the opportunity for national attention including syndicated
talk shows. Another very important action is to send a letter to your
congressperson telling them about the flag and the importance of national
3. FLY the Honor and Remember Flag. Make it a part of your office or family’s
traditions when you fly the American flag.
4. CONTRIBUTE. There are many expenses involved in conducting this national
campaign. Any support you can give will help us to fulfill our mission. If
every person who signs the petition gives just $5 it will enable us to meet
a very important goal of providing flags to families who have lost
their children in military service.
8. Where do the donations go?
Honor and Remember, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are applied
to fulfilling the goals of the organization; congressional and state adoptions, national
awareness and in particular, presenting families of the fallen with personalized flags.
Expenses include the educational propagation of spreading the word nationally, through,
email, direct mail, personal speaking as well as associated administrative responsibilities
and flag donations. It is a primary goal to facilitate the placement of a personalized flag
in the hands of families who have lost a loved one in service to the United States. We have
tens of thousands to reach and are focusing not only on the current wars but as far back as
WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
"Mr. Lutz goes to Washington"
Feb - March 2011
Meetings with all 535 elected officials. U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.
Please contact your Representatives and help us arrange meetings in DC.
This will be the year for Honor and Remember federal adoption!
North Carolina Officially Adopts Honor and Remember Flag.
Sons of the American Revolution just
concluded thier 120th National Congress in Cleveland, Ohio, and A resolution
urging SAR support of the Honor and Remember Flag, proposed by the Norfolk
Chapter and endorsed by the VASSAR Executive Committee, was approve unanimously
by the Delegates.
6/05/2010 - Honor And Remember Across America Kicks Off!
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Full Senate of Oklahoma, ADOPT Honor and Remember as their official flag of remembrance.
Virginia House Votes 97-0
Dick Morris Endorsement
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