Two Army recruiters in Michigan rescued a flag from a severe rainstorm that had knocked it over outside Top Gun Shooting Sports, Fox News reported Friday.
The recruiters were attending a “Patriot Week” event at the gun shop when the storm’s harsh winds and rains brought down the flag outside the store. Staff Sgt. Eric Barkhorn and Staff Sgt. Jared Ferguson were captured on the store’s surveillance camera running into the storm to rescue the fallen flag.
“I kept thinking to myself, ‘I am not going to leave the flag on the ground,’” Barkhorn told “Fox & Friends” Friday. “The flag means everything to me. It’s everything we stand for, it’s everything we fight for.”
Top Gun Shooting Sports owner Mike Barbour said that a new flagpole has been set up since the storm, which caused over $100,000 in damage to the building.
Fox reports the sergeants say they were “just doing what any soldiers would do in that situation.”