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Video Credit: Facebook/Hopewell Fire & Rescue
The Moose Lodge in Hopewell, Virginia caught fire on February 28 and Hopewell Fire & Rescue quickly arrived for the rescue.
While they were rescuing, Virginia firefighters did something which touched everyone’s heart.
The group of Virginia firefighters saved an American flag before it caught fire.
“It was gut-wrenching and then it was sad because there’s a lot of memories and a lot of ties to the community,” lodge administrator Brad Ozmore said.
The group of Virginia firefighters couldn’t save the lodge from being destroyed but they managed to save the American flag.
The video of firefighters saving the American flag went viral online. Donny Hunter, the Hopewell Fire Chief, shared with Fox & Friends:
“We took the opportunity to go up and save the flag as kind of a symbol of hope,”
“We don’t usually lose a whole building. I mean, we pride ourselves in being very aggressive and fighting fire hard”, Hunter told WTVR.
Hopewell Fire & Rescue wrote on its Facebook:
‘Thank You to EVERYONE in Hopewell Fire and know that it’s your dedication and service to the City that makes me PROUD to be your Fire Chief. The Moose fire is definitely one of the top 3 fires in my career and I know how hard everyone worked because I see it every day!’
‘This has been one of the most overwhelming and amazing things I’ve ever been involved in. All of the Media and Social media coverage over what was just the right thing to do has been crazy! Thanks to everyone who supports Hopewell Fire everyday. So proud to be your Chief Donny’
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