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Gallatin woman praises man for proper US flag etiquette

Posted: 6:02 PM, Nov 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-27 07:24:10-05

A Gallatin woman and her husband have taken to social media to honor a man who was captured on home surveillance video properly folding an American flag.

Erin Fezell posted on Facebook video from her front door of a young man who picked up a flag that fell to the ground due to strong winds. He folded the flag and placed it on a chair in front of the door so it does not lay on the ground.

It happened outside her house in the Cambridge Farms neighborhood in Gallatin around 10 a.m on Monday.

In the Facebook post, Fezell said, "You're a remarkable human and I am honored that you know flag etiquette (better than I do)...I'm so honored. It's not often that the current generation gets recognized for doing something so patriotic. I appreciate and applaud you, sir!"

After posting the video to Facebook, Fezell learned that it was her neighbor's 22-year-old nephew, Nicholas Dunn, who had picked up the flag. He is currently with the National Guard. 

She reviewed the surveillance video after her system alerted her that someone rang the doorbell. 

It means a lot to Fezell because not only did her father-in-law serve in the Air Force, but her father was also in the Navy. 

Read her entire Facebook post:

Guys, this just happened. I'm in awe of this gentleman. Apparently the winds were so terrible that it took our flag off the pole.

Talk about admirable. I'm not sure who this is, but I truly thank you. You're a remarkable human and I am honored that you know flag etiquette (better than I do). He folded it correctly then placed it on a chair as to not allow it to lay on the ground. I'm so honored. It's not often that the current generation gets recognized for doing something so patriotic. I appreciate and applaud you, sir!

Cheers to you, sir!
[UPDATE: Outstanding American has been identified! It's our neighbor's nephew!]