In Viral Post, Veteran Reminds School of the Importance of Respecting the Flag
One veteran’s viral Facebook post is drawing praise from hundreds of thousands on the internet after pointing out the capriciousness with which a school district “folded” their flag.
Nolan Ruby is a truck driver for Coca-Cola from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Ruby is a husband, father, and Marine veteran. While on a recent delivery of beverages to the “football field house,” Ruby “noticed our National Colors tossed on a shelf,” he wrote in his Facebook post. Ruby shared an image of the American flag in a carelessly folded rectangle.
Ruby continued, writing that he “decided to fold and properly place her (the flag) the best I could. If further flag etiquette instruction is required, feel free to contact me.”
Ruby shared a second image of the newly folded flag and signed off the note, writing, “From: the Coke Guy…AKA Combat Marine Veteran who LOVES (sic) the American Flag.”
Ruby’s Facebook post has been shared a whopping 194,000 times (as of press), with many giving Nolan thanks for his service and taking the time to fold the flag.