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Honor And Remember

Rating: 4.73 stars   67 reviews 920

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture

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

2 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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1 person found this review helpful

I have had numerous dealings with this group. The impact on our Gold Stars is really without measure.
I have been so impressed with George's work and the efforts of the group as a whole that I became a part of it. I am retired Navy (working Civilian!) and this is worth my time.....

 
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What more can one possibly say about the mission of Honor and Remember and the Gold Star Dad, George Lutz, who manages and cares for it with such passion and respect. I count it a privilege to support Honor and Remember. Honor and Remember our Fallen Heroes, always!

 
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Frontier Communications is committed to supporting military veterans. In fact, 11 percent of the company's work force is made up of veterans.

Consistent with that emphasis, Frontier has embraced Honor and Remember. The company works with the organzation, purchases flags that honor fallen heroes, and participates in the presentation of flags to the families of military personnel who died in service to the nation.

Frontier's general managers and others have embraced their involvement in the Honor and Remember program and have played roles in the planning of flag presentation ceremonies. They want the surviving families to know that our nation respects the sacrficies their loved ones have made.

We have seen numerous moving ceremonies that demonstrate the importance of our nation taking the time to let families know that Americans stand with them. Honor and Remember is a program of great integrity that demonstrates the respect Americans have for those who gave their lives to protect our nation.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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awesome organization/cause remembered our son and many more thank-you

 
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Honor and Remember serves an important function in recognizing the dedication, commitment and ultimate sacrifice by those who serve America in the US military. This recognition is vital in the healing process of those families who grieve the loss of a loved on in this service. Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden in York, Pennsylvania felt it appropriate to fly the H&R Flag a symbol to help visitors focus on the loved ones killed during the War on Terror in particular and all US conflicts. I was very proud to receive a personalized H&R flag during the dedication of the Gold Star Garden in 2012 and will cherish it in memory of my intrepid son.

 
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Ordered a beautiful hand sown Honor and Remember Flag for our American Veterans Post 30 Color/Honor Guard for Parades! We received it in time for our largest parade of the year and was greeted with great enthusiasm and applauds from the crowd for such a beautiful flag....The other Color Guards were in awe and said that they needed to order one for their groups as well! It is truly a great flag to add to our group of flags and takes a honored spot next to our POW MIA Flag! Ron Hickey Sr. - Sr. Vice Commander and Color /Honor Guard Leader - American Veterans Post 30, Ottawa, Illinois

 
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I'm sorry...I am a Gold Star Mom, Blue Star Mom, Blue Star Mom...I had asked for an Honor and Remember flag years ago and have asked 2 or 3 times. I provided the death certificate and never heard anything back. So I'm sorry...but I have not had a good experience with this. Thank you Melinda Browder

 
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contact12 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Melinda, Thank you so much for your comment. It is important for families to express their feelings in having to go through the waiting process. Maybe more people will get on board to lend a hand. I understand its not so much a low rating for our organization's mission, but speaks more to the high demand and lack of significant resources. It is unfortunate that well over one thousand families have requested flags and remain for long periods on our list. Although we are reaching families at nearly a rate of one every day, we do not have the manpower or funding to reach everyone in a manner acceptable to us. In states where we have chapters the timeframe is much shorter. In your state we do not have an operating chapter nor any representatives nearby. For that we are extremely sorry. Presenting flags is just one of our mission goals, which includes establishing the Honor and Remember Flag nationally so that all of our loved ones are publicly remembered. We have a small team and the entire United States to cover. Please forgive us for missing the mark, I assure you we are diligently working to accomplish every facet of our mission. Including the presentation of a flag in your sons name. If there are ever any questions you may contact us directly at contact@honorandremember.org Respectfully

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As a Gold Star mother of Sgt. Jamie A. Gray, I have personally met the founder, George Lutz, spent time with him touring our area to promote this very supportive organization. George is a Gold Star Dad and knows first hand the overwhelming grief, healing, sense of loss, that comes with that designation. He can relate to family members of fallen heroes who gave their all for this country, the ultimate sacrifice. Ultimately, as family members of fallen heroes, we wish for assurance that our loved ones will never be forogtten. This organization has worked hard and long to assue us all, that they will be remembered forever. That is the greatest comfort to any Gold Star family. Thanks to Honor and Remember, for all they have done, and contiue to do for our fallen heroes, and their families. The founder and the organization shows the greatest of respect with integrity, compassion, understanding, and support for us all.

Sincerely,
Marion Gray

 
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After learning the history of how the Honor and Remembrance flag was conceived, I was invited to a ride for the Honor and Remembrance and met Kathy Moore. She made the biggest impression on me from going through what she did and was giving her all for the cause. Since then some years back any thing that comes up to help the Honor and Remembrance if I am able I am going to be there. This one of if not my favorite nonprofit groups that I give to and participate in whatever event they have going. Super organization, I highly recommend it.

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

None that I can think of.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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