… And a little child shall lead them.
After finding an American flag in a ditch on Memorial Day, two young boys decided to take action, retrieving Old Glory and getting it to where it could be properly cared for.
Twelve-year-old Parker Diemel and 11-year-old Ayden Lengo showed their patriotism and a bystander happened to take a photo of them in action. That photo – seen below – quickly went viral.
While many people may have shrugged their shoulders upon seeing a fallen flag, Parker knew he had to do something.
“We’d have to pick it up of course,” he explained.
Ayden added, “We needed to treat it with respect and get it to wherever it needs to go.”
Via Fox News Insider:
“I was kind of like, ‘Why is that in the ditch?'” Parker said. “It’s kind of dishonoring the veterans that served America.”
Ayden explained that he saw Parker venture down in the ditch first and decided to help his friend recover Old Glory.
“We didn’t know they were taking a picture of us,” Parker revealed.
When asked how they knew what they should do to rescue the flag, Ayden said “I’ve just always known that America is the greatest country ever and we have to respect its symbols and its flag.”
Watch the two young patriots in a short clip on Fox and Friends below …
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Parker and Ayden....you two have renewed my faith in the next generation. After giving three years of my life for my country; if I saw you two doing this, I think I would salute you both, then hug the hell out of you. God bless the both of you. You are rare. So many people in America just don't care any more. It's refreshing to see two young men, like you guys, do such a responsible thing like this. Your parents should be proud. I don't even know either one of you and I'M proud of you both. Thank you for caring and for showing respect to America. I hope this goes totally viral and the citizens of this country can see that there is still hope.
Thank you boys. Your parents should be so very proud of you for doing the right thing. Here is a well deserved salute from this grumpy old Vet to two very honorable young men.
101st airborne 22nd Combat/160th SOAR
How is it possible the young 11-12 y/o generation is getting it, while the older generations are intent on destroying what our FLAG stands for? I bet they could teach some of these dumasz college kids a history lesson or two, like what is our "national anthem"! I hope their parents are proud of them!
I was thinking the same thing, especially with the schools today. But it truly is great to see.
This is what I want the future of my country to look like. Not the slimmy, dirty, disrespectful, riotious, non-English speaking, devil worshiping generation that's getting pooped out of our schools
Watch out kids! At least half the people in the United States hate you for what you did. I won't mention their names, but their initials are... LIBERALS!
Good for them! Someone has taught these boys well!
Contrast that with what is happening in a Howard County, Maryland classroom: http://www.citizengo.org/en/24465-stop-teaching-racial-and-gender-bias-against-our-founding-fathers-and-framers-constitution