This is the story of Nate and Issac, two 11-year-old boys who show us what it means to love and respect the country you live in. What they did during a stormy and rainy day stole the hearts of many Americans.
The boys are very devoted to their job as safety patrol at their school Coppergate Elementary in Middleburg, Florida. The boys couldn’t even imagine that what looked like their ordinary day at the job will be noticed by so many people who will show their respect towards their action. They took great care of something Americans see as sacred, The Stars and Stripes of the nation.
The boys who were given the task of lowering the American flag during school dismissal didn’t see the bad weather as an obstacle to treat the flag with utmost respect. They simply knew they have to approach their duty seriously because they are aware of the importance of the flag for the people of their country, and for them as well.
Not only they got out on the pouring rain, but they completed the 13 folds and they gained the respect of everyone who got to see their action.
The school media specialist wrote a Facebook post saying, “Not only did they bring the flag down, they also stood in the wind and rain and calmly completed the 13 folds. Then Nate protected the flag as he walked with honor and respect to retire it for the day.”
The whole story was reported by the FOX 30. According to them, Issac and Nate don’t think what they did was special because that is how everyone should approach the country’s flag, with respect. People believe that the American politic is currently in turmoil and seeing young children treating their country with such respect gives us hopes that in the future things will be better.
The school representatives say the boys should be given recognition for their“…responsibility, respect, devotion to duty, and love of country.” And they add, “They were folding the flag reverently. They were reverent. And they were doing 13 folds … and you know, our country is in a little bit of turmoil … it just struck me. When they walked away they held it … cradled it to protect it. And it was just a moment that was meant to be, I think.”
The school added that “this is what RESPECT looks like at Coppergate.”
Many people praised the boys and felt the need to thank them for what they did. They also believe that Issac and Nate’s action will serve as a lesson for their peers to treat the flag and the country the same way, as real patriots.