SOURCE: The Honor Network

September 08, 2008 17:41 ET

Patriot Day Festivities Cancelled Due to Hurricane Ike

Officials, First Responders Called to Respond to Gulf Coast

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) - The Patriot Day festivities scheduled for September 10th-11th in Austin, TX will be postponed indefinitely due to Hurricane Ike and the necessary response from city and state officials. Because the United States Flag of Honor requires the assistance of the armed forces and other state, local and federal resources, The Honor Network has decided to postpone the scheduled ceremonies.

"The Honor Network is an organization that honors our nation's heroes, members of the Armed Forces," says Chris Heisler, Founder and CEO of the Honor Network. "We value all the support we have received from city officials, police officers and members of the military for past events. Because their assistance is crucial, we cannot complete the ceremony without their attendance and respect the work that they have been called to do."

The ceremony would have returned the United States Flag of Honor back to Austin, TX. The Flag originally flew in Austin on September 11th, 2001. Since then, the flag has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Today, the flag serves as a symbol of honor and is raised ceremoniously to pay homage to fallen soldiers and other members of the Armed Services. Future events for the flag include the Presidential Inauguration.

For more information about The United States Flag of Honor, visit www.thehonornetwork.org or call Deborah Andrews at (734) 624-6693.

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