Honor and Remember

September 11, 2009 · Filed Under Honor Their Service, Proud Mom 3 

honor and remember flag

I recently heard about an organization that is trying to establish a national symbol of gratitude to fallen military members along with providing a visible reminder to all Americans. That symbol will be a flag that honors all who have given their life in defense of our freedom.

Honorandremember.org has designed the flag with a gold star upon which is an eternal flame on a red and white background. Printed on the flag are the words, Honor and Remember. The flags are available for purchase through Honorandremember.org. They come in two sizes and you can choose between a screen printed flag or a hand-stitched appliquéd flag. There are even motorcycle flags for all you bikers out there!

Congressman Randy Forbes from Virginia introduced HR 1034, a bill to make this flag a national symbol. You can help buy signing the petition on Honorandremember.org. The United States does not have a nation symbol that honors the sacrifice made by the men and women who gallantly defend our country.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Fleet Reserve Association, the Military Officers Association of America, the Air Force Security Forces Association, and the Naval Reserve Association currently endorse the Honor and Remember flag.

By signing the petition you are helping in the movement to have the flag congressionally and militarily sanctioned as a permanent symbol to fly continuously in eternal honor and remembrance of all fallen military service men and women.

I think this is a wonderful idea, as we cannot do enough to honor those who made a commitment to everyone of us. Please go sign the petition and give this gift to our heroes and their families. In honor, they served. In honor, they sacrificed. Let us never forget them.

Proud Mom 3


2 Responses to “Honor and Remember”

  1. Sue on October 23rd, 2009 11:49 am

    I have to wonder, what has become wrong with our American Flag? It has honored our fighting troops for a couple of hundred years.

    Many thousands of soldiers have given their lives so that we can fly our American Flag. Everytime I see our flag flying, I think of the young men who have given their lives to make that possible long before the Honor and Remember Flag was even a thought and long before the creator of the flag was born.

    Do we really need another flag?

    I understand that the creator of this flag lost his son while serving in the Middle East. I sympathize with him tremendously, and cannot imagine the pain this has caused his family. However, I also wonder if there isn’t a profit making side to creating this flag. The flags seem to be overly expensive.

    I dont support this Bill, and have encouraged my elected officials to keep our American Flag as the only symbol of our Freedom, and the lives that were lost defending Her honor to fly free!!

  2. LAW on October 27th, 2009 10:26 am

    Sue – I don’t think that this is meant to supersede or replace the American Flag that we all honour. I think it’s meant to augment it, as the Vietnam War MIA Black Flag does.

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