In 2005, George Lutz opened his door to two uniformed Army officers who spoke these five devastating words: “We regret to inform you…” His son Tony had been KIA on 12/29 at just 25 years old. A short time later, Honor and Remember was born.
Since starting Honor and Remember, George’s goal has been to have the Honor and Remember flag recognized nationally. Currently 23 states have officially adopted it as a symbol of remembrance. He encourages us to help him get more states on board.
All Gold Star families qualify for one of their flags. Unfortunately, there are 1000 families on the waiting list today because of lack of funds.
Run for the Fallen
Beginning in April of 2018, Honor and Remember is teaming up with Run for the Fallen to run over 6000 miles across America to honor all our fallen service members since the USS Cole. It will start in San Diego and end in Arlington National Cemetery 120 days later. Their web site will show you where they will be each day and you can search by death date of your loved one to see where in their route the runners will be when representing a specific death date.
See below how you can get involved, if you so desire. It’s pretty remarkable to see so many people run this monumental distance. Throw in all the volunteers and it’s moving to see and/or take part in.
Learn more about George, his organization, and Run for the Fallen:
Patriot to the Core is now on Patreon. Check out our page and consider contributing to the cause and get a little something more in return.
Copyright 2017 Thad Forester
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