A photo of an American flag featuring light shining through in the shape of a soldier during Memorial Day weekend has gone viral on social media.
Steve Bankston was fishing at his favorite spot along the Mississippi River when he decided to take a photo of the scenery, Mad World News reported. He captured an American flag in the photo.
Bankston said he's taken several pictures of American flags in the past, but when he took this picture, he noticed something on the flag that made him look twice. The sun was shining through, causing a very interesting shape on the flag.
Bankston took to Facebook to share a photo of the bizarre shot:
After coming in from fishing this evening and as we were frying the fish and the Sun was setting over the River I took this picture. I have taken a lot of pictures of our flags with the River in the background but Never had an Image on one like is in this picture. We might look at a cloud and everybody see a diffrent image and the same for this picture but what I see is the Image of an American Soldier with his Helmet on Protecting our Country and Us. Thought it was Awesome that the Image showed up on the Flag for Memorial Day Weekend. I took pictures from the same place 5 minutes later and the Image is gone. What do you see on the Flag? Beverly tagged some folks with my picture and it has been shared almost 300 times. The Image is touching peoples lives on this Memorial Day Weekend. Please Share and help it go Viral. God Bless America and our Military!!
Bankston's photo ended up going viral and was shared more than 39,000 times.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Feb. 9 to talk about the military, and accuse Democrats of not prioritizing America's armed forces.
"Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything -- and more," the president tweeted. "First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"
"Without more Republicans in Congress, we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want in order to finally, after many years of depletion, take care of our Military," Trump continued. "Sadly, we needed some Dem votes for passage. Must elect more Republicans in 2018 Election!"
"Costs on non-military lines will never come down if we do not elect more Republicans in the 2018 Election, and beyond," the president added. "This Bill is a BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes. Fortunately, DACA not included in this Bill, negotiations to start now!"