SALEM - After losing his son to the Iraq war, George Lutz wanted to do something that would honor and remember not only his son, but also all of America’s fallen warriors. Lutz created the Honor and Remember Flag and has been traveling the nation encouraging states to officially adopt the flag.
Lutz will be in Salem on August 24 to present Oregon’s Honor and Remember Flag at the Afghan-Iraq Freedom Memorial on the grounds of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 700 Summer St. N.E., at 10 a.m.
Lutz said in America’s 234-year history there has never been an official national symbol that recognizes in gratitude and respect the ultimate sacrifice made by members of the United States military in service to our nation.
“My heart aches for each family as I am able to touch lives in this most special and unique way. I do not think that the general public quite understands the enormity of what this flag and its symbolism means to so many,” he said.
“It is only when one experiences the event and speaks to the families that the importance and significance unfolds.”
For information visit Lutz’ website: http://www.honorandremember.org/index.php /
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