Sunday, May 27, 2007

Honor Our Fallen Service Members

An American soldier serving in Afghanistan recently wrote an op-ed piece which has stirred up a national debate. The soldier asked an important question: Why we do not lower the flag to half mast when a soldier dies at war?

Here at AFSCME, we could not agree more. In Afghanistan the U.S. has suffered 390 military deaths, and in Iraq the number of troops killed has now reached 3,452, including 21 members of the Arkansas National Guard. We should honor our fallen service members.

Sign our petition to amend the US Flag Code to have flags lowered for a day each time an American service member dies at war.

Just click HERE and fill out the form to let our Congressman know you are in support of this petition to amend 4 USC 7 to include that the flag will be flown at half-staff for one day when a service member dies at war.

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