A young girl in Massachusetts was driving with her mother when she spotted an American flag tangled up in a tree after a big storm. Seventh-grader Ashley Reardon insisted on climbing up the tree to rescue Old Glory.
Reardon's mother snapped a photo of her daughter climbing the tree to retrieve the flag and it soon went viral. The photo garnered the young high schooler was even invited to appear on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning to talk about why she decided to rescue the flag.
"It's just one of those moments where you see something wrong and you just have to make it right," Ashley explained. She added the flag should always be shown proper respect because of the freedom and those who give their lives in defense of America that the flag represents.
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When Ashley initially spotted the flag in distress she persisted on taking a closer look but her mother thought they should return shortly after reassessing the situation. Upon returning, Ashley climbed right up to the tree and untangled the wayward flag.
The high schooler showed enormous compassion and understanding for the nation's symbol. "There are people out there in the Army, in the Navy risking their lives every single day for us, our country, so we can just sleep safely at night knowing that we're safe and sound," she said.
The seventh-grader concluded by saying, "And we take it so much for granted. I feel like we need to show how thankful we are."
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