Ferndale, Maryland – On November 28, FedEx driver Mike King saw that the flag pole at a home had fallen over on their yard from the high winds. He exited his vehicle, folded the flag properly, and respectfully laid in safely on a table on the front porch. All of it was caught on camera. The plus is that the FedEx driver is a US Marine veteran.
Gail Cook posted, “Today our flag pole broke with the high winds. The FedEx driver saw this when he was driving by and stopped. He not only picked up the flag but folded it properly and put it away safely on our porch. Thanks FedEx!!! I hope he gets the recognition he deserves, I can’t thank him enough!”
In an age where the flag is vilified, burned, used as division when it should be a place of unity, seeing this FedEx driver do something patriotic is wonderful. This man tried to raise the flag at first, but realized the pole had broken, so he respectfully folded it.
“He did this not knowing anyone was watching — he just did it because it’s the right thing to do, and we just really appreciate that he took the time to do that for us.” Gail Cook
The Baltimore Sun reported,
“When Cook got home, she found the flags neatly folded on her front porch — the American flag was creased in a proper triangular fold, with the Ravens flag beneath it. When she reviewed video footage from her home security camera to find out how they got there, she saw King stop to pick up the flags and fold them.
“He was just driving by and stopped,” Cook said. “He’s a former marine and for him to do that, it was just so nice of him.”
Other cars drove by before King stopped, she said.
King has been delivering packages for several years to Cook, 44, who lives in Ferndale with her husband and two children, she said.”
Mike King responded to Gail Cook’s post on Facebook with this statement:
“It’s the Marine way, would have done better justice for Lady glory if the wind wasn’t gusting at 50 lol. You and Eric are welcome I couldn’t just drive by and do nothing.” Mike King
FedEx Ground stated that they are proud of the patriotic actions of Mike King, who went “above and beyond to properly care for a fallen American flag while on his route.”
Semper Fi, Mr. King.
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