PHOTOS-- Firefighters Surprise Veteran by Replacing Worn U.S. Flag: 'We Like to See Our Vets Happy'

PHOTOS– Firefighters Surprise Veteran by Replacing Worn U.S. Flag: 'We Like to See Our Vets Happy'


The moment James “Big Jim” Coleman’s American flag got entangled on his flagpole when high winds swept through the area, he knew something had to be done.

However, he did not dream he would get such a heartwarming response from the West Valley City firefighters, KUTV reported Monday.

Seventy-three-year-old Coleman is a Vietnam War veteran and West Valley City, Utah, resident. He initially noticed his flag was torn and flying upside down on the flagpole last week.

He tried to untangle it while standing on a ladder, but the flag was caught on the bald eagle figure at the top of the pole.

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Coleman contacted a flag company, which quoted him $200 to remedy the situation, but he declined the offer. He eventually called

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