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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.
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