Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, a flag was gifted to Chris Heisler by the Texas House of Representatives. A hand written note thanked Chris for his efforts. Signed, Texas House of Representatives. Like many Americans, Heisler felt compelled to take action during a horrific time for the United States, and with this flag in tow, he set out for Ground Zero. Along the way, Heisler helped to organize one of the longest police motorcades in the history of the United States, bound for Ground Zero bringing many tokens of support together with other agencies, to our nation’s Heroes. Since September 2001, the United States Honor Flag has paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting our lives, our homes and our country, and also those who currently serve our communities and our nation.
The Honor Network was founded on the conviction that every person who is committed in service to our communities and country deserves the support of every single American, and that an increase in American patriotism is vital in keeping our great nation united.
Traveling over seven million miles, the U.S. Honor Flag flew aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on NASA’s final Shuttle Mission in 2011. The U.S. Honor Flag has flown over Ground Zero, State Capitols, the Pentagon, Presidential Libraries, State and National Memorials, and attended funerals and tributes for America’s fallen Heroes killed in the line of duty.
The U.S. Honor Flag has become a national treasure to millions of people, honoring thousands of Police Officers, Firefighters, First Responders and those serving on active combat duty in the military who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our communities and country. The United States Honor Flag has become a symbol of Honor, rich in history, inspiring a renewed spirit of American patriotism as it has paid tribute to those who have answered the call of duty and gone before us, forever remembered.