Jake Gridley a trucker in Scottsbluff NE spotted a US flag balled up at the side of I80 W near Omaha and went back to pick it up out of the dirt then gave it a place of honor on his truck Gridley posted this photo on Facebook click to view his album Jake Gridley

Jake Gridley, a trucker in Scottsbluff, NE, spotted a U.S. flag balled up at the side of I-80 W near Omaha and went back to pick it up out of the dirt, then gave it a place of honor on his truck. Gridley posted this photo on Facebook (click to view his album).

Trucker won't leave American flag disrespected

If anything belongs on a site calling itself American Trucker, this does: a Nebraska trucker driving along says he spotted a balled-up American flag at the side of the road, with folks just driving by, and he went back to rescue it.

"To me it was like a man down, and you don't leave a man behind," Jake Gridley posted in an album on Facebook, showing a photo displaying the red, white and blue on his truck. "I quickly turned this truck around and it became a search and rescue... I was gonna rescue that flag from the disrespect of laying on the ground."

He's not rich, he writes, but Gridley's got the freedom to choose his own adventure in this great nation of ours. "It is what it is, and I am what I am because I am an American."

We agree, Jake — job well done.

Click here to check out Jake Gridley's album and read (or share) his full post.

 

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