The “Honor and Remember” flag was created to serve as a national symbol that specifically acknowledges the sacrifice of men and women in the United States armed forces who have given their lives for their country in over two centuries of America’s history.
The red field represents the blood spilled by brave men and women in America’s rnilitary throughout our history, who their lives so that our nation would remain free. 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 1, 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.
Sally Raddant (second from right), Candy Gipe (third from left), Commander Lyle Hagen (third from right) and Billy Surprise (right) of Herbert E. Mc Claughin VFW Post 2723 and Ladies Auxiliary presented Beth (left) and Jim Karlson (second from left) with a Honor and Remember Flag in honor of their son SSG Warren S. Hansen who was killed in action on Nov. 15, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq.
Display commemorates 9/11
The Clintonville Area Historical Society has put up a window display at their 36 S. Main office in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy in New York. The display honors the Ambulance, Police, Fire and Medical Crews of this city and of our nation, as these are the people that give their lives tirelessly to help others when they are injured or ill, as well as securing our safety every day. The display will be up for several weeks.