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Candid Picture Captures 2 Boys’ Reaction When They See Firemen Raise American Flag At Fire Department

Photo Credit: WRAL, Google

Photo Credit: WRAL, Google

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A moment of patriotism has been shared widely on social media.

The Roseboro Fire Department posted a photo of two boys standing outside the Roseboro Fire Station while the American Flag was being raised. Thomas Jones, 8, and Derrick Ingham, 6, had their hands over their hearts.

Photo Credit: WRAL

Photo Credit: WRAL

Chief Lee Coleman stated that the boys were reciting the pledge of allegiance at the time.

Photo Credit: WRAL

Photo Credit: WRAL

The photo was shared on Facebook thousands of times, with many commenters applauding the boys’ parents and cheering the boys for their show of respect.

Photo Credit: WRAL

Photo Credit: WRAL

The boys, who are cousins, were out riding their hoverboard and scooters around town when they noticed the flag.

Sources: WRAL

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