The Honor and Remember Flag began as a tribute from a father to a son who was killed in Iraq. Cpl George A. Lutz II was struck by a sniper’s bullet while he was on patrol in Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 29, 2005. Tony, as he was called, had just turned 25. Tony’s father, George, wanted to make certain that his son and every other man and woman of our U.S. armed forces, who never made it home, had a public symbol of acknowledgement for their eternal sacrifice.
“I am honored to be a co-sponsor to a bill that began out of a father’s love for his son and for his country,” said Rep. Hinojosa. “I will stand proudly to watch the first official flags fly in honor of the brave men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives for their country.”
The bill states “since the Revolutionary War, more than one million members of the United States armed forces have paid the ultimate price by sacrificing their lives in the line of duty.
The flag is to be displayed at the war memorials in Washington, D.C., as well as the U.S. Capitol, the White House and many other government buildings and cemeteries around the nation.
Currently George Lutz and many volunteers are presenting more than 20,000 personalized Honor and Remember flags to the families of the brave men and women who died in military service for our freedoms.
“This symbolic flag is long overdue and is an honorable tribute to our fallen heroes,” Hinojosa said.
“Americans throughout our nation, will see this flag fly proudly and remember the profound cost of our freedom. Lest we forget, lest we forget.”