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Honor Network Begins Washington - Oregon Honor Tour to Salute Military, Public Safety Heroes
The Honor Tour features the United States Flag, a cherished national symbol of patriotism.
One of the most cherished and revered national symbols of the post-9/11 era, the United States Honor Flag, is embarking on a multi-city tour to honor our Military and Public Safety heroes.  On June 21, this flag arrived on an American Airlines jet at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to kickoff the Washington-Oregon Honor Tour.  The Washington State Patrol, host agency in Washington, was one of several participating agencies composing a full honor reception at the gate upon arrival.  Agencies throughout Washington and Oregon are holding their own ceremonies, as listed in the Honor Tour Schedule.  Upon completion of the Washington area ceremonies, the flag will be ceremoniously transferred to the Oregon State Police, host agency for Oregon, to continue the tour.
"Everywhere this flag goes, it inspires a flood of emotion, pride, and patriotism, and we are thrilled to bring this national symbol to Washington and Oregon to honor our heroes," said Chris Heisler, President, The Honor Network.  "Sometimes the best gift we can give to our troops and first responders is the figt of awareness and appreciation for the sacrifices they have made."
This one flag has flown with our Nations's Military, over Ground Zero, State Capitols, the Pentagon, Presidential Libraries, State and National Memorials and many funerals and tributes to honor those in Public Safety and the United States Military, who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our communities and country.  The United States Honor Flag has become a symbol of honor, rich in history, inspiring a renewed spirit of American patriotism as it has paid tribute to those who have answered the call of duty and gone before us, forever remembered.
The Honor Tour Schedule (for Oregon events)
(Visit www.USHonorFlag.org for individual event details)
June 23
3:00 p.m. - Portland Police Memorial at Waterfront Park
June 24
8:00 a.m. - Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association Conference, Hermiston Conference Center
June 25
11:00 a.m. - Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Academy Memorial, Salem
June 28
10:00 a.m. - 2010 David Campbell Memorial Service, Portland
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For more information on the United States Honor Flag, visit www.USHonorFlag.org.  For Media Sound Loop or contact information for The Honor Network board members, please send request to News@USHonorFlag.org
The Honor Network, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to honoring and memorializing those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their family, community and country and to fostering the education of the American public regarding those heroes, today's heroes and their organizations including police, fire, and our nation's military.  The Honor Network was founded on the conviction that every person who is committed in srevice to our communities and country deserves the respect and support of every American and in so doing inspires an increase in American patriotism vital to keeping our great nation united.