SOURCE: TheHonorNetwork.org

June 17, 2008 15:33 ET

United States Flag of Honor Host Locations Picked for Fourth of July

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - The continuous national attention and admiration for the United States Flag of Honor has yielded several special events this Fourth of July.

Lakeway, Texas, will be the first host of the day before the flag moves by motorcade to Houston, Texas. The City of Lakeway was selected by The Honor Network to host the United States Flag of Honor on the Fourth of July.

"This is a small community that united together to raise money to better the lives of U.S. war heroes," says Chris Heisler, president and CEO of The Honor Network. "A small local group in Lakeway spearheaded an effort to purchase iBOT Mobility Systems for wounded warriors."

The Patriot Fund in Lakeway teamed up with the 091 Foundation to obtain the iBOT Mobility Systems and change the lives of deserving servicemembers.

The flag will arrive July 3 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport aboard an American Airlines jet. The aircraft will be met will full honors, as various Central Texas first responders greet the flight. The flag then will be presented ceremoniously to the Lakeway Police Department inside the airport terminal. A motorcade will escort the flag to a secure location. The Lakeway Police Department will host the United States Flag of Honor during Lakeway's annual Fourth of July festivities.

The United States Flag of Honor will have come from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station, where it's currently on public display.

The United States Flag of Honor travels around the country to memorialize men and women in the armed forces, law enforcement and firefighting who have died in the line of duty. In saluting thousands of fallen heroes, the flag has been to a dozen states and the District of Columbia, as well as to U.S. combat zones in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar.

The United States Flag of Honor was flying over the Texas Capitol during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Shortly afterward, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sent that American flag and a Texas state flag to New York City. What later became known as the United States Flag of Honor was presented to then-New York Gov. George Pataki at New York Police Department headquarters in recognition of police officers and firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The flag then was flown over Ground Zero at the World Trade Center site.

For more information about the United States Flag of Honor, visit www.thehonornetwork.org.

Note: The correct name of the flag is the United States Flag of Honor.

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