Monday, 17 December, 2018

Maryland FedEx driver praised for stopping to fold fallen flags

The marine veteran carefully folded up the fallen flag. Credit Nest  Gail Cook The marine veteran carefully folded up the fallen flag. Credit Nest Gail Cook
Rhonda Young | 03 December, 2018, 05:52

Cook saw the video and posted it to Facebook, where it soon garnered enough shares that King saw it as well.

A FedEx driver stopped in his tracks when he spotted a fallen flag on a Maryland couple's porch.

Through the power of social media, the driver was revealed to be Marine veteran Mike King, who even chimed in on the story.

The homeowner, Gail Cook, was very pleased once she saw the security footage.

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"He was just driving by and stopped", Cook said.

He initially tries to raise the flag pole himself, but when he realizes that won't work, he takes the flag and folds it properly, then leaves it on the porch.

When a FedEx driver went past the flagpole, he stopped, and not only picked up the flag, but folded it and put it away on the porch of the home. "Would have done better justice for Lady glory if the wind wasn't gusting at 50".

The Marine Corps veteran had been delivering packages to the Cook family's doorstep for years, but his actions touched Cook.

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'He did this not knowing anyone was watching - he just did it because it's the right thing to do, ' Cook said to the Baltimore Sun.

King commented in the post that he couldn't just drive by and do nothing.

"FedEx Ground is proud of the many contributions our team members and vendors make to our local communities every day".

Video shows King getting out of the truck, walking toward the fallen flag pole and pulling off the American flag, along with another flag.

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FedEx praised King in a statement.

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