SOURCE: TheHonorNetwork.org

June 13, 2008 13:44 ET

United States Flag of Honor to Be Displayed at Bush Library

COLLEGE STATION, TX--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - For the first time, the United States Flag of Honor will be on public display at a museum.

From Monday, June 16, to Thursday, July 3, the United States Flag of Honor will be displayed at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. The museum is open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The flag will be in a special glass case; visitors will not be able to touch the flag.

"The public normally does not have the opportunity to see the flag up close. By displaying the United States Flag of Honor at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, visitors can pay tribute to American heroes in Texas and throughout the nation," says Chris Heisler, president and CEO of The Honor Network, the Austin-based organization that cares for the flag. American Airlines (AMR) will fly the United States Flag of Honor in from Miami. Texas A&M will transport the flag and provide security for the ground movement to the museum.

"This Flag has strong historic ties to Texas. Having the flag displayed for the first time in a Texas museum is appropriate. Having it at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is even more fitting of a national treasure such as the United States Flag of Honor," continued Heisler.

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 September 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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