Back in July, when BlogTalkRadio kicked off a national campaign to establish an official flag (below) honoring the 1.6 million U.S. military troops who have died in action since America’s founding 232 years ago, we could only hope Uncle Sam would take notice.
Ditto Hulk Hogan, who did his part to rally the nation by telling us, “The Honor and Remember program is very, very cool.”
Well, not only has Uncle Sam since taken notice, he’s taken the cause to Capitol Hill!
Thanks to the work of U.S. Representatives Thelma Drake (R-VA) and Randy Forbes (R-VA), a bill to “designate the Honor and Remember Flag as an official symbol to recognize… the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty” was intro- duced to Congress on Sept. 26.
According to Congressional findings contained in the bill:
—”Since the Revolutionary War, more than one million members of the United States Armed Forces have paid the ultimate price by sacrificing their lives in the line of duty.”
—”The contributions of those fallen members of the Armed Forces are deserving of national recognition.”
—”Currently, there is no officially recognized symbol that acknowledges members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty.”
If enacted, the federal legislation would require that the flag be flown at the White House, Capitol, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, national cemeteries, and other federal grounds.
To sign the Honor and Remember petition, click here.
To hear BlogTalkRadio host Becky Davis’ special July 4 edition of her show, Military Families Voice of Victory, featuring HonorAndRemem- ber.org Founder George Lutz, whose son , Army Cpl. Tony Lutz, was killed by a sniper in Iraq in December 2005, click here.