WHAT IS THE U.S. HONOR FLAG?
The U.S. Honor Flag’s origin began shortly after the September 11th, 2001 attacks. An American flag and a Texas flag were gifted to Chris Heisler from the Texas House of Representatives as a thank you for taking Texas first responders to Ground Zero. The flags traveled with Chris as he led the largest convoy of first responders in United States history to Ground Zero. This American flag memorialized the fallen heroes of 9/11 and this began an unwavering commitment to ensure America’s heroes are never forgotten.
Heisler took this American flag with him as he served in the U.S. Army in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Texas National Guard.
This American flag was officially named the U.S. Honor Flag in 2008 and the parent non-profit organization, The Honor Network, was founded.
Custom USHF gloves are worn to handle the U.S. Honor Flag. These are white gloves with USHF embroidered in blue. The U.S. Honor Flag is never handled with bare hands or held twice with the same pair of USHF gloves. The USHF gloves are gifted to surviving family members of fallen heroes.