HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

524

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING to the HONOR AND REMEMBER flag.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. While war deaths have been a part of the United States' heritage since its birth, the State of Hawaii has not instituted an official symbol commemorating fallen servicepersons. House Resolution 1034 of the 111th Congress designates the Honor and Remember Flag, created by Honor and Remember, Inc., to officially recognize and honor fallen members of the armed forces.

The purpose of this Act is to designate the Honor and Remember Flag as a symbol for the State of Hawaii to officially recognize and honor fallen members of the armed forces. Each detail on the Honor and Remember Flag symbolizes an important part of the flag's message. The red field represents the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for freedom. The blue star is a symbol of active service in military conflict that dates back to World War I. The white border recognizes the purity of the sacrifice. The gold star signifies the ultimate sacrifice of a warrior in active service who is not returning home and reflects the value of the life given. The folded flag signifies the final tribute to an individual life that a family sacrificed and gave to the nation. The flame symbolizes the eternal spirit of the departed.

SECTION 2. Chapter 5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"5- Honor and remember flag. The honor and remember flag is adopted, established, and designated as the State's emblem of service and sacrifice by the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in the line of duty."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Honor and Remember Flag

 

Description:

Designates the Honor and Remember Flag as the State's emblem of service and sacrifice by the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in the line of duty.

 

 

 

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