Monday, May 25, 2009

Blue Star, Gold Star

Because of stories like this:
In Ohio recently, a woman who had a son in Iraq was told by her condominium association that she couldn’t put a Blue Star service flag in her window, signifying that she had a loved one in harms’ way. We need to pass legislation that guarantees military families can display service flags wherever they live.
Jon Stolz is asking us to sign the petition:
Today is Memorial Day, and for those of us who served, and the families of those who were lost in war, it is a solemn day.

We honor those who gave their lives in defense of the United States. While is primarily made up of veterans from 21st century service, we’re immensely respectful of those who served with honor and made the ultimate sacrifice in generations past, and remember we owe our lives to them and their heroism.

And, while we honor those who lost their lives, it is also a time to remember that the families of the fallen are still alive, with a unique set of challenges that only those who lost someone in war could ever know. And, there are families who have a loved one serving, who worry for them every day.

Congressman John Boccieri, an Iraq war veteran who PAC supported in his election, has introduced legislation guaranteeing that Blue Star Families and Gold Star Families (those who lost a loved one) can put a service flag in their windows in any residential property, without limitation. This bill just makes common sense.

We’re supporting his Blue Star/Gold Star Flag Act of 2009 (H.R. 2546) and are asking you to take today to join us in our petition to Congress to immediately pass the bill.


Let’s use this Memorial Day to make sure that as we honor those who gave their lives, we also make a commitment allow all military families to properly honor their loved ones, too.


Jon Soltz
Iraq War Veteran

And Brandon, Peter, Brian and the entire team

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