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The Sweet Little Boys Going Viral for Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance When They Saw a Fire Station Flag Go Up

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With all the controversy over standing for the flag or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools over the last few years, it sadly seems like a novelty for young people to be instilled with the values of patriotism and respect for our flag.

Two young men are going viral for being the subjects of a picture snapped by North Carolina Fire Chaplain Bobby Herring, who was inspired to see the children stop and recite the Pledge of Allegiance as he raised the flag over the Roseboro Fire Department.

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“This afternoon as Chaplain Herring was raising the U.S. flag to full staff, he looked over to the intersection and saw these two young people standing there with hands on their heart saying the pledge of allegiance,” the post read. “God bless our community.”

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This afternoon as Chaplain Herring was raising the U.S. flag to full staff, he looked over to the intersection and saw…

Posted by Roseboro Fire Department on Friday, 8 February 2019

The boys, who are cousins, were riding by the fire station on a scooter and hoverboard when they noticed the flag being raised, Raleigh’s WRAL reports.

The original post has been shared over 10,000 times across social media and has been flooded nearly 1,000 comments praising the boys and expressing encouragement and appreciation for this heartwarming display of young patriotism.

The boys were identified by the Roseboro Fire Department as Derrick Tyrone Ingram Jr., and Thomas Edwards Jones, Jr, according to the Charlotte Observer. Their families are very proud of them.

“My son and my nephew,” Ladii J Ingram shared on the Facebook post. “This made my whole day.” Her post was full of comments praising her and her family for raising the boys so well. “Thank you for instilling respect in your young men!”

“Their response was taught, and taught well,” wrote one commenter. “Please congratulate these young men for the respect they showed our great flag and our great nation. They are setting the example for others to follow.”

“The fact that they stood there showing respect without being prompted to do so says a lot about how they are being raised,” another Facebook user wrote on the original post.

It just goes to show that no matter what is going on in the culture, nothing can overpower the impact of good parenting!

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Total Strangers Gather to Celebrate Life of Korean War Vet on Memorial Day Weekend

America has not forgotten those who sacrificed it all for our freedom.

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Amid the barbecues and Budweisers, it can be difficult to temper our Memorial Day celebrations with the true reason for the remembrance. Those of us with a three day weekend are likely gassing up the boat, gathering our grill supplies, and lathering on the sunscreen in anticipation of Memorial Day – a holiday that is far too often relegated to the realm of “hey it’s summer”-style shenanigans. We mustn’t ever forget why we have the day off, however. Memorial Day is truly a day of solemn reflection on those we’ve lost in the line of American military duty – a fact that is all too often overshadowed by these celebrations. But not for the fine people of Ohio, who showed the world what compassion is all about this weekend. A public call for mourners to attend the Ohio funeral of an unaccompanied 90-year-old Korean War veteran Saturday resulted in an overwhelming response. “It being Memorial Day weekend it was the right thing to do to come up and honor his life,” Suzanne Koehne told Fox 19. She attended the funeral in Cincinnati after driving nearly 100 miles to get there from Louisville, Kentucky. The turnout was incredible. An estimated 400 strangers, like Koehne, showed up to pay final respects to Army veteran Hezekiah Perkins whose only family, a daughter, couldn’t make it because of poor health, Fox 19 and other media reported. The gesture is just another reminder of the inherent greatness of the American public, and their reverence for those who sacrificed it all for our freedoms.

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