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State Trooper saves American flag discarded on Virginia interstate

Posted at 1:15 PM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 13:15:21-04

WILLIAMSBURG , Va. -- A Virginia State Trooper got a social media shout-out for showing his patriotism.

Dash camera video from Trooper M.B. LeSage's patrol car showed LeSage stopped on Interstate 64 near Williamsburg on July 4 to collect an American flag that was sitting on the shoulder.

State police shared the video on Facebook page along with this quote from President Ronald Reagan:

"When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a nation-- freedom, equality, justice and hope."

The video was shared more than 500 times on Facebook.