Even if you’re not familiar with The Honor Network in a literal sense, you’re no doubt familiar with their mission. At its core, this is an organization that seeks to honor heroes. It’s an organization born out of the wake of the September 11, 2001 when both an American flag and a Texas flag were gifted to Chris Heisler, President and CEO, SGT, U.S. Army (Retired). It was an effort to thank Chris for his philanthropic efforts with First Responders while working within the energy industry in this country. That simple-yet-powerful gesture from the Texas House of Representatives inspired something overwhelmingly positive within Mr. Heisler, and its impact is still felt to this day.
That American flag has been on an incredible journey in the years since – first when Heisler took it to Iraq and Afghanistan after joining the Army in 2003, and then again above the Texas State Capitol in 2007. Now known as the U.S. Honor Flag, it’s become a symbol that honors heroes all across the country and is on the road seven days a week, 365 days a year in a 44-foot custom RV. There’s a lot that can go wrong during a journey of that magnitude… which is why the team at Glympse is truly honored that The Honor Network has chosen to use our technology to keep that flag safe and sound at all times.
Honor the Heroes
As one would expect, the movement of the United States Honor Flag at any given moment is always carefully choreographed – all in the name of achieving its mission to Honor, Educate and Inspire. The Honor Network utilizes Glympse quite heavily to not only track the flag’s movement, but to make it a truly interactive experience for all involved.
“There are a lot of accomplishments that we’ve been incredibly proud of during Glympse’s history,” said Steve Mount, Technical Project Manager at Glympse. “But few are as profound as this one. We are honored to do our part to help them accomplish their mission, day in and day out, no matter what.”
All volunteers working with The Honor Network are 100% unpaid – from the staff members who help choreograph the flag’s movement all the way up to the organization’s Board of Directors.
Since 9/11, the U.S. Honor Flag has traveled over seven million miles. It’s been to thousands of funerals and events that honor fallen firefighters, police officers, first responders and members of the United States Armed Forces. It was even present at the last space shuttle launch. By helping The Honor Network track the real-time movements of the flag itself in a convenient, secure fashion, the team at Glympse is humbled to be able to do our part to help honor heroes all across the country… and that is a mission we will continue to uphold for the foreseeable future.