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A Marine veteran working as a FedEx driver in Maryland spotted an American flag that had fallen off its pole and was laying on the ground.
So what did he do? He stopped, picked the flag up, folded it properly and put it on the homeowners porch.
Gail Cook of Ferndale shared video footage to Facebook, captured by her home’s surveillance camera.
“Today our flag pole broke with the high winds. The FedEx driver saw this when he was driving by and stopped. He not only picked up the flag but folded it properly and put it away safely on our porch. Thanks FedEx!!! I hope he gets the recognition he deserves, I can’t thank him enough!”
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Today our flag pole broke with the high winds. The FedEx driver saw this when he was driving by and stopped. He not only…
How awesome is that?
Here’s some responses from fellow patriots:
“Semper Fi Marine. You are a great American Patrioit.”
Through the power of social media, the driver was revealed to be Marine veteran Mike King, who even chimed in on the story, Fox News reports.
Mike King “Gail Cook it’s the Marine way, would have done better justice for Lady glory if the wind wasn’t gusting at 50 lol. You and Eric are welcome I couldn’t just drive by and do nothing.”
“Proud of you Mike King. You Marines are an admirable bunch, you never lose that patriotic pride❤️ and it proves what we already know about you ” you are a great person and the world is a better place with people like you in it,” another fan wrote.
According to The Baltimore Sun, the veteran has in fact been delivering packages to the Cook family for several years.
“He did this not knowing anyone was watching — he just did it because it’s the right thing to do,” Cook told the outlet of the gesture. “And we just really appreciate that he took the time to do that for us.”
Meanwhile, FedEx praised King’s actions, as per the Sun.
“FedEx Ground is proud of the many contributions our team members and vendors make to our local communities every day,” a rep said. “We commend the patriotic actions of Mike King, a service provider employee who went above and beyond to properly care for a fallen American flag while on his route.”
Nice job Mr. King!
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