A video shared by a Florida police department shows one rescuer saving an American flag from the middle of the road, a powerful image on this 9/11 anniversary.
Hurricane Irma continues to pound the Southeast on the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. As storm moved out of Florida and in Georgia Tuesday, first responders started the task of assessing damage.
One video shared by the Coral Springs Police Department in Florida is going viral, for it’s touching display of patriotism, even in the middle of a storm.
The video shows one rescuer exit a vehicle and run toward a heap of sopping wet fabric in the middle of the road. The rescuer bends down and unfurls an American flag, apparently blown off its pole in the strong winds.
The rescuer turns around and holds the flag above his head, showing it to the colleagues inside the vehicle before running back towards them, with the flag still clutched in his hands.
“Even in the midst of a storm, we are reminded of the love for our country and community. #HurricaneIrma #September11,” the police department wrote in the video’s caption.
The video garnered more than 600 likes in just a few hours.