OREGON – A garbage man, who says he was just doing what he was taught to do, is being hailed for his simple act of patriotism after it was caught on video.
Garbage man Jeremy Fischer found an American flag close to the trash which had blown off of a nearby flagpole while he was working on his route. Instead of leaving the flag on the ground where he discovered it, Fischer picked the flag up, and after folding it military style, laid it on the porch of the home.
A neighbor witnessed the small gesture of respect and thoughtfulness and wrote to the garbage company’s website. The act was caught on a small side mount camera on the side of the garbage truck. Fischer says he didn’t think what he did was all that special, but that he was just doing what he was taught to do in the boy scouts.
“I figured, since so many people have died for that, the least I could do is pick it up,” Fischer said about the flag.