October 16, 2018
Chris Ellenburg was driving home from work on FM 1237 Monday afternoon when something in the road caught his eye.
“I honestly could not believe it,” Ellenburg said. “I figured it was normal trash, but as soon as I saw the flag open up as it flipped over into my lane, I knew.”
Ellenburg was heated. He immediately pulled over and hopped out of his truck to rescue the tattered flag that was being run over by other drivers.
“You’re dang right I stopped traffic,” Ellenburg said. “And there were still disrespectful people driving by as I had this flag, picking it up off the ground in the middle of a freaking road.”
He said some drivers even honked at him to get out of the way.
As a disabled Army veteran, Ellenburg was trained to leave no man behind. He sees his fellow soldiers each time he looks at the flag.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:30 am