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Jun 26, 2014 6:53 PM by Ashlea Bullington

United States National Honor Flag Awarded to Fallen Deputy

The National Honor Flag has arrived in Acadiana in honor of fallen Deputy Allen Bares. It was flown in from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport to Lafayette Regional Thursday morning.

This national treasure first flew in the recovery efforts at ground zero in New York City after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Since then, the flag has traveled more than 6 million miles, to more than 1,000 events to honor fallen firefighters, police officers and members of the Armed Forces. It was also on board the final NASA Space Shuttle Mission, where it circled the earth 215 times. This one flag has flown with our Nation's Military, at our Nation's Capitol, at State Capitols, the Pentagon, the Presidential Libraries, as well as State and National Memorials. Most notably, many funerals and tributes to honor those in public safety and the United States Military, who died in the line of duty.

The United States Honor Flag has become a symbol of honor and a spirit of American patriotism as it pays tribute to those who have answered the call of duty and gone before us.

For more information on the United States Honor Flag, (click here). For contact information for The Honor Network board members, please send request to News@USHonorFlag.org



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