A North Carolina fire department’s Facebook post is going viral featuring a photo of two kids pausing from their playing to put their hands over their hearts as a U.S. flag was being raised.
The photo was featured on the Facebook page of the Roseboro Fire Department, according to WBTV Channel 3.
“Roseboro is a town of about 1,200 people, 65 miles south of Raleigh,” the TV station noted.
“This afternoon as Chaplain (Bobby) 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,” said a post from the Roseboro Fire Department.
“God bless our community,” the post concluded.
Fire Chief Lee Coleman says that the boys live nearby and are cousins but did not name them to preserve their privacy.
People from across the country weighed in on the Facebook page to praise the kids for their patriotism.
Indeed, it is quite nice to see kids reacting with such patriotism at a time when no one was looking, and they weren’t being prompted to follow our usual practices.
Good for these boys!
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