The U.S. Honor Flag, a symbol of solemn remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, recently arrived in central Nebraska to honor an Aurora couple.
The flag, which has been flown over the White House and site of the World Trade Center, was presented to the family of Bob and Peggy Snyder at a ceremony in Aurora on Saturday. The Snyders lost their son, Jacob, in a car accident in November.
Jacob, who was 21 at the time of his death, was a standout member of the Aurora High School football team and the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. He was studying marketing and management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The flag was first presented to the family in a ceremony at the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Then, on Saturday, it arrived in Aurora, where a “Celebration of Life” was held in Bob and Peggy’s honor.
The U.S. Honor Flag was created in 2002 by Chris Heisler, a former police officer who served in the Air Force. The flag is flown to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives in service of the United States. The flag has been flown over the White House, the Pentagon, and the World Trade Center site in New York City. It has also been presented to the families of fallen heroes from all branches of the military.
The flag is currently on a tour of the United States and arrived in Aurora with the help of the Nebraska State Patrol, which is honoring the Snyders for their unwavering commitment to their son and his memory.
The U.S. Honor Flag’s visit to central Nebraska is a symbol of reverence for the courage and sacrifice of the Snyders and their son, Jacob. The flag will serve as a reminder of their love and devotion, and honor their memory.