Chesapeake, VA, January 20: Herd Racing will fly the Honor and Remember flag on it’s tunnel boats in 2013, the third consecutive year that the professional boat racing program will support the effort to establish an official national symbol to recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, both parties announced today.
“We are humbled that Herd Racing has once again embraced the Honor and Remember Flag showing public appreciation to our nation’s fallen and their families” said Honor and Remember founder George Lutz.
Dana Tomes, president of Herd Racing, said “the team began carrying the Honor and Remember flag decal on it’s racing boats in 2011. To date, more than 800,000 people have seen the flag on the team’s boats and more than 50 million have viewed the flag through the televising of the race events. “We are honored to be able to play a small role in helping promote what Honor and Remember stands for,” Tomes said. “Any exposure we can help generate for the organization is a plus. Every state should adopt the Honor and Remember flag and fly it proudly. That’s our unified goal!”
The tunnel boat team will carry a one-foot tall Honor and Remember flag decal on it’s race boats during the team’s 2013 race season. The team races in front of more than 400,000 people live and is seen on television by more than 25 million people per season.
The mission of Honor and Remember is to create, establish and promote a nationally recognized flag that would fly continuously as a visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. All Military lives lost not only in action but also while serving, from our nation’s inception. In our over 200 year history there has never been an official national public symbol that specifically recognizes in gratitude and respect the ultimate sacrifice made by members of the United States military in service to our nation. The Honor and Remember Flag was created for that purpose.
To date, 14 U.S. states have adopted the Honor and Remember flag. Legislation is working in other state governments to have the flag recognized and adopted, as well as a current national congressional bill.
About Herd Racing
Herd Racing is a professional powerboat racing team based in Huntington, WV. The team competes in race events across the United States each year in front of more than 400,000 fans in person and it’s races are seen by more than 25 million people annually on regional television networks. The team, founded in 2008, finished third in the 2012 APR Superleague’s Formula 2 national tour points standings.
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 on 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. You can learn more and sign the petition to support this campaign by visiting www.honorandremember.org