A silent patriot cared for our fallen flag

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 5:22 PM

Thank you to the Silent Patriot.

Empire Electric would like to express gratitude for the silent act of patriotism demonstrated at our main facility on Saturday, August 18.

Around 2:45 p.m, our flagpole succumbed to metal fatigue and broke off at the base. This left the flag on the pavement of the parking lot. Empire Electric was not aware of the downed flag pole until Sunday afternoon, and when we discovered it, it was noted that the flag was missing.

In review of the camera footage, we observed that the flag remained on the ground for less than 10 minutes before a passerby approached it, removed it from the pole, folded it properly, and left it in a conspicuous place for our staff to find when the office reopened. We applaud and appreciate this kind and quiet display of patriotism.

Thank you, whoever you are!

Chris Snyder