Five New York college students replace a veteran’s missing flag right before he passes away.
In Cobleskill, New York, five college students were praised for their random act of kindness towards a World War II veteran. When the vet’s American flag went missing from outside his home, they sprang into action. The five students involved currently attend college in upstate New York.
Howard Coger was a 93-year-old World War II combat veteran who lives in Cobleskill, NY. Coger enjoyed showing his patriotism by flying an American flag outside his home. However, in November he noticed that his flag disappeared from his garage.
When five young men heard about the missing US flag they decided to help their neighbor out. Coger’s family says that the students banded together to buy another American flag that was about the same size as the missing one. Along with that, they also fixed the broken mount on Coger’s garage.
The five NY students replaced the American flag just prior to Howard’s death on December 19th.
Their act definitely did not go unnoticed by family, friends, and their school. Their college’s Student Veterans Association made all five men honorary “student veterans” for their act of generosity and kindness towards the WWII veteran.
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Credit: WSJ Online