Flag created to honor survivors of violence, families of victims

A Maryland nonprofit working to promote safety created a new flag to remember victims and survivors of violence. Lois Blevins, founder of the National Center for Citizen Safety, designed and created the peace, unity and remembrance flag with her daughter, Rachel, for families of victims and survivors of violence. The flag recognizes the fallen in Maryland and across the globe. Blevins is a retired intelligence and training analyst for the Secret Service. She created the nonprofit 10 years ago to promote safety awareness and provide resources to the public to ensure everyone knows what to do in the event of an active shooter, assailant or terrorist-type event like the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.