Human Services

HONOR AND REMEMBER, Inc.

Perpetually recognizing the sacrifice of our military fallen heroes and their families.

aka Honor and Remember

Chesapeake, VA

Mission

The mission of this organization is to perpetually recognize the sacrifice of America's military fallen heroes and their families. The organization pays tribute to all military lives lost, not only while serving on active duty but also as a result of serving. Military deaths in all wars or conflicts and all branches of service from our nation's inception are recognized.

The primary vehicle for perpetual recognition is a specific and dedicated symbol of remembrance created by this organization: the Honor and Remember Flag, which is intended to fly continuously as a tangible and visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. (CFC #92995)

Ruling Year

2008

Executive Director

Mr. George Lutz

Main Address

PO Box 16834

Chesapeake, VA 23328 USA

Keywords

honor, remember, fallen, military, hero, army, navy, marine, air force, coast guard

EIN

41-2277283

 Number

0320934704

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Our essential goal is to establish the Honor and Remember Flag as the nation's official symbol of remembrance, recognizing every fallen service member and their families; Making this one of the most recognizable symbols in America and visible on every flagpole.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Establish

Educate

Present

Comfort

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Total number of personalized Honor and Remember Flag presentations this year.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Present

Context notes

One of the organizations overall goal is to present one personalized Honor and Remember Flag to every family of our fallen military. Flags are presented based upon request.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Honor and Remember, Inc. exists to perpetually recognize the sacrifice of our military fallen heroes and their families. In large part by the establishment of a national public symbol of remembrance – A visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms.

Our vision is to reach the nation and recognize all fallen military heroes with a tangible symbol of appreciation and educate our citizens on the reason and importance of recognizing our fallen and their families. We will gift every Gold Star family who has lost a loved one a personalized flag to honor their sacrifice.

We want to be a premier source of giving tribute to military fallen heroes in the United States. The dynamics of our mission are:

• To insure that families of fallen heroes know that their sacrifice was not in vain.
• To assure them that their loved ones have not been forgotten
• To bestow honor by publicly remembering their loved one by name, with a personalized flag.
• To bring comfort through ongoing programs ensuring the families themselves are not forgotten.

The approach to solving the void of recognizing the sacrifice of these men and women and their families is public appreciation. We accomplish this by establishing a national symbol of remembrance, educating the nation on its meaning and importance, and by openly presenting personalized flags to Gold Star families across America.

The goals of the Honor and Remember organization include touching the individual lives of these wounded family members in very personal and meaningful ways.

This is achieved in part by state adoptions, by individuals and organizations understanding and publicly flying the Honor and Remember Flag and through public presentations of personalized flags to families of the fallen in ceremonies that express gratitude for their specific loved one's sacrifice for their specific loved one's sacrifice.

The plan for accomplishing our organizational goals include establishing a firm identity of the Honor and Remember Flag as the national symbol of remembrance; partnering with like-minded individuals and organizations both in various states and nationally in order to educate citizens and to identify and touch the individual lives of every Gold Star family.

These goals are fulfilled in part by the establishment of active Honor and Remember state chapters, growing grassroots support using national mainstream and social media, building strategic corporate partnerships, encouraging state adoptions, participating in compatible events and locating and communicating with gold star families.

With clear and concise organizational goals the ability to measure success is simple. Our primary objectives are based upon four core ideas; Establishing a national symbol, measured by the increasing state adoptions; Educating the general public, evident by the increasing number of flags being established in nationwide communities; Presenting personalized flags to Gold Star families, evident by a continued growth in requests and presentations; Comforting the families by bringing them opportunities to be recognized at public events.

Progress has been phenomenal since our inception, with measurable growth within the core of our 4 major goals. Establishment of Honor and Remember as the national symbol of remembrance, currently with 23 official state adoptions and many more in process. Educating the nation evident by the hundreds of presentations and events garnering media attention and supporters. Presenting personalized flags, measure by the nearly 3000 flags already in the hands of Gold Star families, an average of nearly one per day. And Comfort as we have hosted more than one thousand families at sporting events, banquets, national organized runs and other venues, continuing to give tribute to our fallen and their families. Clear and concise organizational goals that we continue to build upon every day.

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Financials

HONOR AND REMEMBER, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

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