Parents make sure to teach their children the importance of doing the right thing even if nobody is watching. This is why when a teacher caught two elementary school students the truth about what they are doing, the teacher was compelled to share this to the world!
These students work as safety patrol at the Coppergate Elementary School located in Middleburg, Florida. Mind you, they take their responsibilities very seriously! One of their important tasks needs to be done and they felt that no storm or any bad weather can stand in the way for them to do what they felt was very important for them. Their patriotic display surely won the hearts of many people over the internet.
As safety patrol, Nate and Isaac need to lower the American flag during their school dismissal and they have to put it away. They have a big rainstorm at that moment and these kids could have simply waited for the rain to stop or maybe they could have left the job undone but these boys didn’t. They stepped up and braved the weather just to complete the task and they surely did an amazing job!
Nate and Isaac lowered the flag as required even though they are drenched in the rain. Because of the weather, it took some time to give the flag a proper fold and to make sure that it is protected. They never forgot to display a lot of respect for a job that other kids might not be able to give much attention, especially in the middle of a rainstorm.
Kim Miskowski, the Coppergate Elementary School media specialist shared the pictures that she was able to capture of Nate and Isaac while doing their good deed. She wrote on Facebook:
“Not only did they bring the flag down, they also stood in the wind and rain and calmly completed the 13 folds.” Kim also shared that Nate made sure that he protected the flag as he walked with honor and respect to keep it safe for the day.
This kind of attitude is not a surprise for the kids’ family just like in Nate’s case. His parents have served the military and he never took this job lightly ever since this was assigned to him. During their interview with FOX 30, he said that he and Isaac lowered and folded the flag in the rain because it was the most respectful thing to do. Kim also told FOX 30 that these kids were folding the flag reverently.
Kim said, “They were reverent. And they were doing 13 folds… and you know, our country is in a little bit of turmoil… it just struck me. When they walked away they held it… cradled it to protect it. And it was just a moment that was meant to be, I think.”
The school also showed how proud they are of these students by posting images of their job well done noting that the pictures showed what respect looks like at Coppergate. The school wrote: “We are so proud of Nate and Isaac for their responsibility, respect, devotion to duty, and love of country.”
Many people noticed the character of these students and they can’t help but share their positive reactions. Surely, everyone can learn from these students about respect and love for our country.