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U.S. Honor Flag To Be Presented To NASA For Shuttle Atlantis Flight

Press Release From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011

image CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Members of the news media are invited to attend a presentation ceremony of the U.S. Honor Flag to NASA on Thursday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Astronaut Memorial Mirror at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The flag will be presented by James Loftus, director, Miami-Dade Police Department, to Robert Cabana, Kennedy Space Center director, to be transferred for preparation to fly aboard shuttle Atlantis on its final mission.

The U.S. Honor Flag has traveled throughout the world honoring heroes who lost their lives while serving their community and country to include police officers, firefighters, members of the Armed Forces and astronauts. More than 100 honor guard members will travel to the Space Coast to take part in the ceremony.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Jillian McRae at 321-449-4273 for access to the Visitor Complex.

For more information on the U.S. Honor Flag, visit: http://www.ushonorflag.org

For information about the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit: http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com

For information on the Astronaut Memorial Foundation, visit: http://www.amfcse.org

For more information on NASA and Atlantis' final mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

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