Update: All’s well that ends well

You may remember the story about the man who had his flags burned at his home.

Well, according to the Dallas Morning News, there has been an outpouring of people wanting to help the good guy and replace his flags.

The story, which my editor discovered from a single line in an obscure police report, (“UNK SUSP BURNED USA FLAG MOUNTED IN FRONT OF COMP RESIDENCE”) has also grabbed the attention of nearly every TV station in Dallas and the Associated Press. It’s also made the rounds on Twitter and caught the eye of conservative blogger Michelle Malkin.

Since writing the article, I’ve been contacted by soldiers, civilians, a flag manufacturer and the agent for Kid Rock — all of whom want to help replace the burned flags. An Army veteran offered up an American flag he said had been flown over several camps and bases in Iraq.

I’m glad this story turned out well for everyone, but I also would like to think that you folks that read this blog contributed as well. I just don’t want to think the DMN readers are the only folks compelled to do good in this story acted on this. But I digress.


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