About Colors of honor

"Colors of Honor" is born out of a profound respect and duty towards the Gold Star families who lost their loved ones in combat. Our central initiative is to honor the immediate family members – parents, spouses, and children – of combat-related Gold Star families by providing them with a free commemorative flag. We offer to craft these flags from the uniforms of the fallen, if the family chooses to provide them. In instances where this isn’t possible, we use other uniforms, some of which are donated, even though the history of these uniforms might not always be traceable.

Each flag comes with a memorial card to help share the courageous stories of the fallen, promoting a deeper understanding and respect for their sacrifices, even if the narrative on the card doesn't directly correlate with the uniform used in the flag.

As we grow, we envision reaching countless families, ensuring their heroes are etched in memory forever. We undertake the heartfelt task of transforming worn uniforms into flags, with part of the proceeds going to aid Gold Star families.

We invite you to be a part of this initiative. Flags are available for purchase, providing a tangible link to this noble cause. We also offer a personalized service, turning your own uniforms into flags, fostering a continuous cycle of remembrance and respect.

Join us in this journey of reverence and memory, and be a part of a community that stands tall in honoring the true heroes of our nation.

About Jose Galvan

In 2002, I embarked on a defining journey with the Marine Corps — a span of years marked with deep camaraderie, valiant service, and transformative experiences. The initial phase of my tenure stretched from 2002 to 2006, a time when I proudly wore the Marine uniform, representing both the valor and determination inherent to our forces.

In 2005, amidst my term, I was deployed to Al Qaim, Iraq, where I took on a significant role in the historically noted Operation Iron Fist and Operation Steel Curtain. Serving shoulder to shoulder with the highly respected 3/6 and 2/1 units, I embraced the responsibility, courage, and resilience that the operations demanded. Our combined efforts not only tested our limits but forged bonds stronger than steel, ties sealed through shared adversities and common goals.

My service could have ended following my honorable discharge in 2006, but destiny had other plans. The call to duty resonated within me once more, compelling me to return to the frontline. In 2008, I was recalled for another tour, this time finding myself stationed at Al Taqaddum, Iraq until 2009. This period marked another chapter of dedication, a testimony to the unyielding spirit of service that is the hallmark of a Marine.

Throughout these years of service, the camaraderie I fostered and the heart-wrenching sacrifices I witnessed shaped my perspective profoundly. Every moment spent with my fellow servicemen, every bond forged in the crucible of conflict, stirred an unyielding desire within me to honor the heroes who gave their utmost and the families that stood resiliently behind them.

It was this deep-seated reverence for the spirit of service and the ethos of solidarity that laid the cornerstone for "Colors of Honor." As I hung up my Marine uniform, I carried forward the unwavering resolve to stand by those who have lost and to ensure that their stories of bravery and sacrifice continue to reverberate, resonating with generations to come. It was more than a commitment; it was a sacred vow, a promise to hold high the stories of our heroes and to forge a community grounded in respect, remembrance, and honor.



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