|HONOR AND REMEMBER
A New National Symbol of
Gratitude and Respect
The Honor and Remember Flag recognizes all individuals who have died as a result of
serving in the United States military dating back to the founding of our nation. The
flag serves as a symbol of national gratitude for the hundreds of thousands of
American men and women who bravely made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the
freedoms we enjoy. The flag also helps to promote healing for the thousands of
families that deserve recognition for the sacrifice of a lost loved one.
The Honor and Remember Flag's design is distinctive, yet simple. Each detail on the
flag symbolizes an important part of the overall meaning of the flag's message.
The Red Field represents the blood spilled by brave men and women in America's
military throughout our history, who gave their lives so that our nation would remain
The White Field below the gold star recognizes the purity of sacrifice. There is no
greater price an American can pay than to give his or her life in service to our country.
The Blue Star represents active service in military conflict. This symbol originated
with World War I, but on this flag it signifies service in all wars from the American
Revolution to present day.
The Gold Star signifies the ultimate sacrifice of a warrior in active service who will
not return home. Gold reflects the value of the life that was given.
The Folded Flag signifies the final tribute to an individual life presented to the family
for their significant loss.
The Flame is an eternal reminder of the spirit that has departed this life yet burns on
in the memory of all who knew and loved the fallen hero.
If you know of a Gold Star Family that should be presented with a flag of if you would
like more information regarding the Honor and Remember flag or organization please
visit the Honor and Remember website at: www.HonorandRemember.org
On the evening of Sunday September 8, 2013 Representatives from the Indiana Chapter of
Honor and Remember presented the Honor and Remember flag to Pam Gilkey, mother of
Sgt. James Daniel Faulkner. Daniel was killed in action on September 8, 2004 in Baghdad,
The presentation was made during a memorial service and balloon release held in Daniel's
memory at the Kraft Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.