Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 16, 2011
Sen. Bill Brown displays the Honor and Remember Flag given
to his family in honor of
his father who was killed in World War II.
Brown wins approval for bill requiring display of Honor and Remember
A Senate Committee on Wednesday approved legislation requiring
the display of the Honor and Remember Flag at the state Capitol
to recognize fallen Oklahoma soldiers. Senate Bill 395 was unanimously
approved by the Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs
Sen. Bill Brown, author of the measure, said the flag was a unifying
symbol of gratitude to fallen servicepersons.
“The Honor and Remember Flag is a gesture of recognition
for the ultimate sacrifice,” said Brown, R-Tulsa. “We
want Oklahomans to remember those lost in combat. Though we can
never adequately thank those who give their lives, it is important
that we recognize and honor their service.”
The measure would require the Honor and Remember Flag to be displayed
on the south plaza steps of the state Capitol, underneath the United
States Flag, upon the combat death of any Oklahoma soldier. The
flag would be displayed with U.S. flag as long as it remains at
Brown last year authored legislation designating the Honor and
Remember Flag as the state’s official emblem of recognition
for fallen servicepersons.
“We want to send a message to the men and women of our armed
forces, and their families, that they will never be forgotten,”
Brown said. “This measure gives us another opportunity to
express our gratitude.”
Brown also won unanimous approval for Senate Bill 253, which designates
August 7, as “Purple Heart Day” in the state of Oklahoma.
Both measures now advance to the full Senate for consideration.
For more information contact:
Sen. Brown: (405) 521-5602