New Symbol of Sacrifice and Remembrance Will Be Presented at National Congress of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 26, 2012
Phoenix, AZ — Honor and Remember, Inc. is proud to announce for the first time since its establishment the presentation of a personalized Honor and Remember Flag in tribute to a hero of the American Revolutionary War. The presentation will be made on July 9 to Dr. Louis Newton, a descendant of CPT John Chilton, killed September 11, 1777 at the battle of Brandywine. CPT Chilton is well known to historians for his detailed descriptions of what Revolutionary War soldiers were experiencing in war.
Hundreds of Honor and Remember Flags have already been presented across the USA to the families who have lost loved ones in military conflicts over many generations. “Since Honor and Remember was established as a national symbol of remembrance, recognizing sacrifice in all wars and all branches of service, we believed it was time to begin reaching back to honor heroes from our nation’s beginning,“ said founder George Lutz
“The NSSAR officially endorsed the efforts of Honor and Remember in 2010 and knowing that their primary focus is on current wars, we are honored that one of our members is being honored publicly in this unique way,” said Dr. Rudy Byrd, Arizona SAR president.
The tribute will take place at the National Society SAR Annual Congress in Phoenix, Arizona, Monday July 9th at 9 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore at 2400 East Missouri Avenue in Phoenix. Lutz, who will personally make the presentation, has traveled more than 29,000 miles to all 50 states in order to urge the display of the flag by governments, businesses and individuals. He has delivered personalized versions of the flag to hundreds of families who have lost a loved one in military service.
In March 2012, the state of Arizona officially adopted the Honor and Remember Flag as its symbol of sacrifice and will fly it at every occurrence of an Arizona casualty. To date, more than 20 states have either adopted the flag or endorsed its purpose. Visit www.HonorandRemember.org for more information.
About the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR)
The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic, non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum” that was created from the people of many nations — one nation and one people.
The SAR was conceived as a fraternal and civic society composed of lineal descendants of the men who wintered at Valley Forge, signed the Declaration of Independence, fought in the battles of the American Revolution, served in the Continental Congress, or otherwise supported the cause of American Independence. The National Society was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. The charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was a member of the SAR. The charter authorizes the granting of charters to societies of the various states and territories and authorizes the state societies to charter chapters within their borders. Federal Legislation that established a federal charter for the National Society SAR. For more information visit www.sar.org
About Honor and Remember, Inc.
After the death of his eldest son, Tony, in Iraq, Gold Star father George Lutz recognized the need to educate the nation about the precious cost of freedom. His mission became raising awareness about the sacrifice made by military men and women who died for their country through the creation and establishment of a distinct and tangible symbol. The Honor and Remember Flag was unveiled nationally on Memorial Day 2008 to perpetually recognize the sacrifice of our fallen military heroes and their families. The flag is now being endorsed by veteran and service organizations and adopted by cities and states. And it is being flown by patriotic Americans across our nation and is fast becoming a nationally accepted symbol of remembrance. One of our major goals is the presentation of personalized Honor and Remember Flags to individual families of our military fallen heroes. Visit www.HonorandRemember.org for more information.