PolitickerNJ Wire Feed
RUMANA-RUSSO LEGISLATION DESIGNATING THE ‘HONOR
AND REMEMBER FLAG’ AS AN OFFICIAL STATE FLAG
SIGNED INTO LAW
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana and Assemblyman Dave Russo, both R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Morris, that designates the “Honor and Remember Flag” as an official State flag was signed into law today by Gov. Chris Christie.
“It’s more than fitting that we have an official state flag to remember the 1.6 million servicemen and women who gave their lives for our freedom,” said Rumana. “This flag will serve as a symbol of the deep gratitude felt by the citizens of New Jersey for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
“By proudly flying the ‘Honor and Remember Flag’ in New Jersey, we can honor our nation’s fallen heroes and let their families know we will never forget their sacrifice,” said Russo. “The flag will serve as a beacon of pride and consolation as we forever acknowledge all our fellow Americans who gave their lives to preserve democracy.”
The “Honor and Remember Flag” flag was developed by George Lutz, a father whose son was killed by a sniper in Iraq. After his son’s death, Lutz visited many families who had also lost a loved one in the Iraq War. He found that these families consistently shared a desire to know that their loved one’s sacrifice was not in vain, and that the nation would never forget. He also learned that the United States did not have an officially recognized symbol to acknowledge those Americans who had died in service to their country. As a result, the “Honor and Remember Flag” was conceived.
Rumana and Russo’s bill, A-2029, designates the “Honor and Remember Flag” as an official State flag for recognizing those members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have given their lives in the line of duty.
On the Net:
NJ Assembly Republicans on Facebook
NJ Assembly Republicans on Twitter
Tony Auth, the Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial cartoonist for more than 40 years and winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1976, died of brain cancer Sunday. He was 72.Read More >
Bergen County Executive's Race: Tedesco goes up on cable TV with introductory ad James Tedesco, Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive, goes up on cable television Tuesday for the first time this season. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/81501/bergen-county-executives-race-tedesco-goes-cable-tv-introductory-ad Stockton Poll: Belgard and MacArthur tied in CD3 In New Jersey’s key...
By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor. Not only is there no current legal... Read More >
"[Lyndon] Johnson understood that so far as a man was a political animal (and therefore not searching for some private truth which might be independent of politics) he was then, if deprived of his properties, close to being a dead man." - Norman Mailer- Miami and the Siege of Chicago
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.