Roseville, Calif.- There will be a presentation of the New “Honor and Remember Flag” at the “All Wars Memorial” Capital Park Wednesday, September 8th at 3:00 pm then at 4:00 pm the group will caravan with the “Patriot Guard Riders” motorcycle’s to the Roseville Veterans Hall at 110 Park Drive where the Roseville American Legion and VFW along with the Sacramento Blue Star Mom’s will be hosting a picnic at the World War One Memorial on the north side of the Hall at 110 at 5:00 pm.
This is an event to promote a new national symbol representing those who have lost their lives in service to their country. A Gold Star Dad George Lutz from Virginia who lost his son Tony in Iraq in 2005 will speak about a new flag he designed. He is doing a nation wide campaign to promote passage of HR 1034 for adoption of this ‘Honor and Remember’ flag. This flag is symbolizes the sacrifice by those in the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in the service to their country.
The red field represents the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for freedom. The blue star is a symbol of active service in military conflict that dates back to World War One. The flags white border recognizes their purity of sacrifice. The flag’s gold star signifies the ultimate sacrifice of a warrior in active service who is not returning home and reflects the value of the life given. The folded American flag element highlights this nation’s final tribute to a fallen serviceman and a family’s sacrifice. The flag’s flame symbolizes the eternal spirit of the departed.
The Honor and Remember flag is a unifying symbol recognizing this nation’s solemn debt to the estimated 1.6 million fallen through out our history and the families and communities who mourn their loss. America does not currently have a tangible national symbol that is specifically dedicated to express respect and gratitude for the lives lost in defense of our freedoms. This ‘Honor and Remember’ flag fills that void.
There have been two states that have passed legislation on the state level and another 35 states have or are currently writing state legislation for adoption of this ‘Honor and Remember’ flag. Please join us to learn about this inspiring new national symbol.
For more information please visit www.honorandremember.org