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Boback Honor and Remember Flag Signed Into Law

In this June 2010 photo, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) displays a flag presented in honor of fallen soldier 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, who was killed in December 2005 in Iraq. The personalized flag was bestowed by Honor and Remember to Jack Cleary, Michael’s father. Pictured with Boback are George Lutz, founder and executive director of Honor and Remember, and Jack Cleary. 

In time for Independence Day, Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law legislation authored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) to establish the Honor and Remember Flag as an official Pennsylvania emblem for fallen armed forces personnel and to require the flag to be permanently flown in Soldiers’ Grove near the state Capitol. 

“I am thrilled Governor Corbett has signed the Honor and Remember Flag recognition legislation into law,” said Boback.  “It is vital for us to remember the sacrifices of those soldiers who did not return home from battle.  We must find meaningful ways to show our appreciation, and the Honor and Remember Flag is an appropriate emblem.” 

The adoption of the Honor and Remember Flag by Pennsylvania will help provide a universally recognized symbol that acknowledges the men and women of our U. S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Boback, an advocate for veterans and chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee’s Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Facilities, sponsored the bill in honor of 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, who was killed in December 2005 in Iraq.  His father, Jack Cleary, a resident of Boback’s district, was presented an Honor and Remember flag on behalf of his son in June 2010. 

More information about Boback and her legislative priorities is available at and

State Representative Karen Boback
117th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Nicole Wamsley

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