'Honor and Remember' flag to be presented to Lou Allen's family
CHESTER — Frontier Communications will present a personalized “Honor and Remember” flag to the family of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Louis Allen, who was killed while on active duty in Iraq, on June 8, 2005.
First Lieutenant Allen, of Milford, Pa., had been assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42 Infantry Division, New York Army National Guard, Troy, N.Y
The flag will be presented at noon on Saturday, June 14, to Gold Star Parents Vivian and Bob Allen of Chester, N.Y., and their family, with Frontier leadership, veteran and reservist employees, and honored guests in attendance. The presentation will be made at the Allens' home at 12 Price Rd. in Chester, N.Y.
Lou Allen was a science teacher at George S. Baker High School in Tuxedo.
Featuring a gold star, eternal flame and folded flag over a red background, the Honor and Remember Flag is part of a national campaign of remembrance symbolizing gratitude and respect for those who make the ultimate sacrifice in military service. The flag is personalized with Army 1 Lt. Allen’s name and date of death.
Frontier supports the Honor and Remember Flag program as part of its national commitment to recognize the contributions of U.S. military veterans. Frontier has been recognized as a 2014 “Top 100” Military Friendly Employer and is an active member of Joining Forces, the 100,000 Jobs Mission, the Military Spouse Employment Program and other coalitions and initiatives that help employ veterans and reservists.
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