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Honor And Remember

Rating: 4.78 stars   87 reviews 1,294

Address:

PO Box 16834 % George Lutz Chesapeake VA 23328 USA

Mission:

The mission of this organization is to perpetually recognize the sacrifice of America’s military fallen heroes and their families. The organization pays tribute to all military lives lost, not only while serving on active duty but also as a result of serving. Military deaths in all wars or conflicts and all branches of service from our nation’s inception are recognized. The primary vehicle for perpetual recognition is a specific and dedicated symbol of remembrance created by this organization: the Honor and Remember Flag, which is intended to fly continuously as a tangible and visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. In keeping with our mission and primary goals, we continue to significantly impact this nation with the message of perpetually recognizing our military fallen heroes and their families. Our objectives can be summarized in four words, establish, educate, present and comfort. (CFC #92995)

Results:

The establishment of the Honor and Remember Flag as a national, state and local symbol of remembrance. Initiation of US bill in Congress and state by state adoption of the Flag in each jurisdiction. Individual supporters across the United States. Nineteen state adoptions through 2014. Petition responses, visits to our website, gold star families relationship building. Growing partnerships with national organizations and companies. Speaking and sharing opportunities in front of thousands of individuals at sporting events, festivals, ceremonies and related events throughout the year. Present one personalized Honor and Remember Flag to every family that has lost a loved one in military service to America, dating back to the American Revolution, eventually honoring every individual who has fallen in United States history. Flags continue to be presented on the average of one per day. Hosted hundreds of individual families at yearly banquets, organized runs and professional sporting events such as NASCAR, MLB, MMA, concerts and more. Only a small portion of our extensive activity is mentioned here.

Target demographics:

Give tribute to our Military Fallen Heroes and Their Families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

reach and recognize hundreds of Gold Star Families

Geographic areas served:

National

Programs:

Establishing the Honor and Remember Flag as a permanent symbol of remembrance across the nation including petitioning states and municipalities to propose and accept the HR Flag as the official national flag for acknowledging fallen service members and their families. Educating the nation about the importance of showing appreciation for our nation’s military fallen and to build a consensus among service organizations, civic groups, school districts, businesses and individuals regarding the need for a specific and distinct symbol that represents this purpose. Presenting personalized Honor and Remember Flags to every family that has lost a loved one in military service to America, eventually honoring every individual who has fallen in U.S. history. Our mission continues beyond the personalized flag through continuous partnership and relationship building between national organizations and the Gold Star Community, fostering an atmosphere of healthy communication, healing and comfort.

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(757) 504-4722
www.HonorandRemember.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

I am an author. During research for my first book, I came across information for Honor and Remember. Since I am also a military/veteran's advocate (as well as a Vet, myself) I thought about this organization's mission on a very deep level. I was selected to be a guest speaker at a little school's Veteran's Day assembly on the Arkansas Delta. I endeavored to challenge this school in a :Collecting Coins" campaign to sponsor a flag for a Gold Star family. The community responded tremendously and within the space of a year, this school collected funds for two flags; one of which is on display at the school in a case in the main hallway. The community helped this school present it's first flag to a local family who had recently lost their son to the war in Afghanistan. Since that first flag, the school has presented Honor and Remember flags to two more families and anticipates this action to be an annual event. They have a wonderful Veteran's Day ceremony every year which is highly attended by everybody in the community. This little town on the Delta shows it cares about its veterans and I am proud to have been the one to introduce Honor and Remember to the school. Everybody helped make the flag donations happen, and they can be proud to feel a part of something so big.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I just became a board member in Michigan. I have seen the impact the Honor and Remember Flag has on the families. I am so proud of this organization and the healing that the families receive is just amazing.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This program is truly inspirational. My daughter began running last year and this year she recruited others from NJROTC program to join her in establishing a legacy at GHS. It's a sobering lesson and reminder that our way of life is because of the selflessness of others. They are already looking forward to next year. God bless the fallen, thier families, George and Laura!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I received an Honor and Remember Flag for my husband who was KIA in VietNam in 1971. I love that they help to keep our fallen warriors alive. The presentation was awesome and I will continue to tell everyone I know about this wonderful organization. George Lutz is a very humble and caring man.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

In the fall of 2015, a Navy friend of mine nominated my father and our family to receive an Honor and Remember Flag at the organization’s year end gala event. The reason for this special annual event was not only to recognize my father's sacrifice but to acknowledge his tragic loss by presenting a perpetual reminder to our family. Needless to say I was humbled, not only because my Navy friend remembered my father (my dad was a combat infantryman in WWII, Korea and Vietnam) but also the timing of this event since it was the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The presentation of the flag to our family was held on 7 December 2015 (another important day in the history of our Nation) along with other memorable Flag ceremonies for the other twelve families that lost a family member during our Nation’s wars.
My sister Alison was only 10 months old when our family was notified of our father’s death. She is 50 today. This was the first time in 50 years that she received a perpetual reminder of our father’s memory and there are no words that can express the gratitude and pride she felt on receiving this flag and hearing our father’s biography being read as the flag was folded and presented to her.
Each detail on the Honor and Remember Flag is a symbol with a distinct meaning. The Red Field represents the blood spilled by brave men and women in America's military throughout our history, who willingly gave their lives so that we all would remain free. The Blue Star represents active service in military conflict. This symbol originated with World War I, but on this flag, it signifies service through all generations from the American Revolution to present day. The White Border surrounding the gold star recognizes the purity of sacrifice. There is no greater price an American can pay than to give his or her life in service to our country. The Gold Star signifies the ultimate sacrifice of a warrior in active service who will not return home. Gold reflects the value of the life that was given. The Folded Flag signifies the final tribute to an individual life that a family sacrificed and gave to the nation. The Flame is an eternal reminder of the spirit that has departed this life, yet burns on in the memory of all who knew and loved the fallen hero.
Mr. George Lutz, founder of the Honor and Remember Organization, has gone above and beyond the call of duty by making it his organization’s mission to place one personalized Honor and Remember Flag in the hands of immediate families who have lost a loved one in military service to America. This is commendable.
My family is eternally grateful to the Honor and Remember organization for their selfless duty and dedication to recognize our Nation’s fallen warriors and their families. Mr. Lutz’s organization does so much with so little and truly personifies what a nonprofit entity’s center of gravity should be: selflessness. Bravo Zulu, Mr. Lutz, you represent the best of the best!

Barry P. Creed, COLONEL, USA-Ret.
Son of Sergeant Bernard James Creed, KIA (Vietnam-1965)

 
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The Honor and Remember flag has made a hugely significant and positive impact for both Gold Star families and the general public in Minnesota. The flag is widely recognized to honor our nation's fallen heroes - without them we would not enjoy the freedoms we celebrate everyday. Honor and Remember is the most organized and professionally run charity we have ever been involved with.
Pat and Mike LaBelle

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I've been involved with Honor and Remember for about 3 years. This organization connects Families of Fallen Heroes and presents Personalized Honor and Remember flags to the families of fallen Sevice Members. The more events I go to and participate in; the more I see families meeting and hugging and knowing they are not alone. Also the community gathers; government, civic organizations, Patriot Guard Riders...the list goes on. Honor and Remember connects hearts and hands; I'm honored to be part of this amazing organization.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Honor and Remember Flag is a wonderful way to show our Gold Star Families that their loved ones will never be forgotten. The yearly remembrance cards sent out to the families continue to support them through difficult times, and that they are part of the Honor and Remember family now.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am on the board of directors for another non profit and we learned about Honor and Remember through our work this an awesome organization that have directors and volunteers that work hard to honor fallen soldiers

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Honor and Remember has had a major impact on my life since 2009. Having the opportunity to meet over 70 Gold Star families in Indiana through this association, and being able to remember "our" hero and present them their personalized keepsake Honor and Remember flag that can be passed down for generations is a very special privilege that touches me deeply. I've volunteered most of my adult life; coaching Little League-Middle school baseball, 24 years as a volunteer firefighter-instructor, 15 years with the American Red Cross in Disaster Services, 13 years Sons of AMVETS (Veteran Service Organization, including serving 2013-2014 as National Commander) helping Veterans, but Honor and Remember and its mission holds a very place in my heart......

 
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