It's a new national symbol of gratitude and respect for our fallen heroes. Now the special Honor and Remember Flag is another step closer to flying state wide.
The bill, that would make the Honor and Remember Flag the official symbol of fallen military service members and their families, passed through a State Legislative Committee.
In the more than 200 years since our Nation's founding there has never been a symbol for a soldier that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Now people like Mike LaBelle, the Honor and Remember Minnesota Chapter Director, are trying to change that for the families left behind.
"It's a big comfort to them," LaBelle tells NewsChannel 7. "Their number one worry is that they died in vain and they will be forgotten. Well this flag is to tell them that's not going to happen."
The Honor and Remember Flag got it's start in Virginia. George Lutz founded the effort in 2005 after losing his son while on patrol in Iraq. At his funeral, Lutz noticed the American Flag and POW/MIA Flags flying and realized something was missing. It took Lutz more than a year to design the flag that should soon fly on flagpoles across the state.
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