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Couple Tries To Catch American Flag Vandal, Captures Boy Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance Instead

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Preston Satterthwaite, a kindergartner from Virginia, helped his dad install the American flag outside their front door in preparation for their Fourth of July festivities.

Preston’s dad, Mike, took the time to explain why the flag deserves respect and why it’s important not to desecrate the flag or even let it touch the ground. Preston absorbed the information wholeheartedly; it really stuck with him.

A couple of months later, Mike and his wife Jessica went to drive Preston to school. But on their way out of their house that morning, they discovered someone had literally ripped the flag out from its post and threw it onto the lawn.

Preston was especially disappointed when he saw the flag touching the ground.

So the Satterthwaites installed a doorbell camera. They wanted to see if the vandal would return and try to disrespect their flag a second time, and then bring that person to justice.

While scrolling through the footage, Mike and Jessica got a surprise. There was 5-year-old Preston, standing right in front of the American flag after a bike ride with Mike.

Mike never knew what his son did on his way back inside the house. Instead of busting the vandal, Mike and Jessica witnessed the most patriotic scene …

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