The US Honor Flag will arrive at Orlando International Airport on Monday, December 26, 2011 on American Airlines flight 1888, at 11:05 a.m. It will be transported to Lakeland in honor of Officer Crispin who died in the line of duty last week. Lakeland Police, along with Polk County Sheriff’s Department and other area police departments will travel to Orlando to receive the flag to honor Officer Crispin and his service to the community.
The US Honor Flag was flown over the Texas State Capital on September 11, 2001 and then gifted to Chris Heisler, who orchestrated it’s travel to Ground Zero where it flew over the recovery efforts. Since then, the flag has traveled overseas, to outer space, and many funeral services to honor those who have made a commitment to honor and serve their country and communities. It is truly an honor that Lakeland Police Officer Crispin will be among those that have been honored with the presence of this flag at his service.
For more information on the US Honor Flag, please see the links below:
- posted by Ann Dinges, PIO