By Bob Katzen
Bill(H 2680) – Approved by the House on May 25, 2017 and still stuck in the House Bills in Third Reading Committee is a bill designating the Honor and Remember Flag as the symbol of the state remembering soldiers who have lost their lives while serving. The flag would be required to be flown at the Statehouse and all Superior Courts, and in each city and town on several holidays and occasions including Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day and whenever there is a military casualty in the state.
The flag is a project of Honor and Remember Flag, Inc., a non-profit group whose mission is to “perpetually recognize the sacrifice of America’s military fallen service members and their families.”
Supporters say the flag is a tangible and visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. They noted there has never been an official national symbol that specifically recognizes the gratitude and respect to the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice.