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Honor And Remember

Rating: 4.8 stars   96 reviews 1,419

Address:

PO Box 16834 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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I learned about Honor and Remember this year as a Core Runner for the New York Run for the Fallen. Personally seeing Gold Star families recieve their Honor and Remember Flags during our run is what really made me realize the importance of this symbolism. Honor and Remember is a very pure effort to keep the spirit of our fallen heroes alive and I have pledged to help further it's mission. I have recently become a state officer for the NY Chapter of Honor and Remember. I am so glad I have found this organization. Our Run director for NY, Karen Wright told us that the run would change our lives, and it sure has! I have posted one of my favorite pictures from our NY Run for the Fallen. I think this picture says it all.

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was introduced to the Ihio Honor and Remember chapter in 2015. I was gifted a flag in my Morhers memory for her baby brother who was killed and his body was never found in Germany in WWII.
I in turn gifted a flag to my husbands uncle. His brother was also lost in WWII. A POW in Japan and was killed on a Hellship and he was never found .
Our Ohio Chapter with Tom Mitchell presented both flags at the annual concert in Hamilton, Ohio. I was so moved at this presentation, that I offered to help Tom in any way I could .
To my surprise, he invited me to join the board, I am so proud to be a part of this great organization, and hope to be able to stay involved with them.

 
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George and Don, the Indiana director, are absolutely two of the finest people you could ever meet!! I am honored to list them among my friends!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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My son was honored this past June in Albany. It was a phenomenal experience. The care shown by the runners and organizers was wonderful.

 
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They provide such honor and recognition, never forgetting those who sacrifice. So grateful

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Honor & Remember has given me a flag to honor my son. I proudly fly it on his birthday, angelversary, Veteran's Day. It is so important to us Gold Star Families that our sons and daughters are not forgotten. And, Honor & Remember makes that happen.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am extremely proud to be a part of Honor and Remember and touching so many Gold Star families across America!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Honor and Remember organization has touched my life five years ago and has had the most profound impact on my life. The Honor and Remember flag is the most significant symbol next to old glory with the recognition of OUR fallen military Heroes, all generations, branches and causes of death. The creation of this nationally recognized symbol was tragic..You took your tragedy and turned it into a positive action for your loss..thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and all you do to Honor and Remember all of OUR fallen Heroes!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Honor and Remember is an organization that has been built by love and pain from the founder Mr. George Lutz, his son Tony paid the ultimate sacrifice. This organization was created to Honor and Remember all of the Americans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice since the beginning of this country. This flag helps with the never ending healing process of the families who are left behind. I began helping the organization in September of 2010 when he came through my city on the Across America tour to create awareness while presenting personalized flags along the way. I am a Blue Star mother and knew that I had to do more to support the Gold Star families across America. I can't imagine anyone who would not be supportive of this, if they are not, they are not fully educated on the mission of the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work on more grants for the personalized flags for the Gold Star families across America!

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This group has very dedicated people across the country who are passionate about the cause and genuinely care about connecting with families of fallen service members and showing their support and respect. It's an amazing (and much needed) mission.

 
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Very honorable organization who recognizes our Fallen heroes and their families. I cannot say enough good things about Honor & Remember.

 
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