Leftists routinely hold demonstrations in which they trample on the American flag, or, in some cases even fly the Mexican flag above the American flag like someone did recently in California. In fact, the left singles out our flag for desecration time and time again, which is why it is so refreshing when someone does the exact opposite.
Fox San Diego reports:
We look to it every time we say the Pledge of Allegiance or walk into any state, federal or local building. The American flag stands tall, shining red, white and blue, but what happens when it nearly touches the ground?
If you are 18-year-old Cole Dotson, a senior and the class president at Continental High School in Continental, Ohio, you hold on to it and wait for help.
Dotson was driving past his high school on Sunday when he noticed the American flag hovering dangerously close to the ground, so he stopped his car and held the flag, while calling his grandmother for assistance.
Out of respect for the flag it should never touch the ground or anything beneath it, according to the U.S. Flag Code.
Dotson’s grandmother, who is an employee of the school, and his mom came to his aid.
Rhonda Ordway Pester, Dotson’s mom, snapped a picture while she watched her son follow his instinct and practice something he learned in the Boy Scouts. The picture has since been shared 24,000 times.
Joel Mengerink, superintendent of Continental schools, said that Dotson was just staying true to his character.
"Something like this wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for Cole," Mengerink said. "He takes great pride in our country and he knows how to show proper respect to the flag."
Dotson is set to graduate on Sunday and is also scheduled to address his graduating class. According to the report, the student said he will be meeting with Marine Corps recruiters this week about enlisting.
As we approach Memorial Day, we couldn't think of a better tribute than the actions of this young patriot.