A Great Idea, An Honorable Bill

Several months ago, one of my constituents contacted me with a great idea on how America can pay tribute to our military heroes. He encouraged me to introduce legislation requiring every government building to display the American flag at half-staff when a member of the U.S. Armed Forces is killed in the line of duty. This idea is the perfect way to pay our respect to America's military and ensure that we never forget the loss that comes with freedom. By enacting this legislation, we can ensure that America has a visual reminder of our men and women in uniform who are serving their country thousands of miles from home. I hope my colleagues will join me in this effort so that every time we see the American flag flying at half-staff over a federal office building, a post office, or even a national park, we never forget the tremendous sacrifice that makes this country great.