FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CIRCLE SPORT BRINGS HONOR AND REMEMBER TO NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
Symbol of Sacrifice and Remembrance Will Appear on No. 33 Chevrolet SS at Richmond
Richmond, VA…April 20, 2015— Circle Sport and team owner Joe Falk are proud to announce a special partnership with the national non-profit organization, Honor and Remember, Inc., to promote the national symbol honoring all fallen service members and their families. Alex Kennedy will pilot the No. 33 Honor and Remember Chevrolet SS featuring this emblem of remembrance during the April 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Honor and Remember was founded on Memorial Day 2008 to promote the adoption of a nationally-recognized flag to serve as a constant reminder of the brave men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and to say thank you to the grieving families they left behind.
“We could not be more excited to play a major role in gaining more national awareness for this all-important symbol of service and sacrifice. And, we join the NASCAR community that has already recognized the importance of the Honor and Remember Flag to all Americans,” commented Falk.
Honor and Remember flags have flown at race tracks across the country and will be visibly prominent during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend.
“We are truly humbled by Circle Sport’s willingness to help us in this noble cause,” states George Lutz, founder of Honor and Remember, whose son CPL George Anthony Lutz II was killed by a sniper’s bullet while on patrol in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2005. “Having this message displayed on a NASCAR Sprint Cup car will raise tremendous awareness with millions of patriotic fans who understand the importance of honoring the fallen and supporting the families of these heroes.”
Lutz has traveled more than 30,000 miles to all 50 states in order to urge the display of the flag by governments, businesses and individuals. Through the organization personalized versions of the flag have been presented to thousands of families who have lost a loved one in military service, regardless of generation.
To date, more than 20 states have either adopted the flag or endorsed its use. Supporters of the flag can visit www.HonorandRemember.org to sign a petition in support of legislation which would make the flag a federally recognized, perpetual tribute to the lives lost in service to our country.