This is a powerful image of the recent North Carolina flooding from Hurrican Florence of an Army vet on a kayak in flooded streets holding an American flag.

Via WBTV

It is said a picture can speak a thousand words, and we can think of a few for this powerful image.

Strength. Resilience. Freedom. Pride. Inspiring. America. Service.

These all come to mind when first looking at the image of a man on a kayak in flooded streets holding an American flag.

The moment captured by Laura Boehm shows her husband Todd Boehm, who served in the Army for 23 years before retiring, honoring the star-spangled banner.

Laura said as they were kayaking through the flooded streets on Rosewood Drive to check on their home, her husband noticed an American flag touching the water.

“We couldn’t let it fall,” Laura said.

Without hesitating, he paddled over to where the flag hung and adjusted it so it could continue to wave in the breeze over the devastation left behind by Florence.

Read more here.

(Image: WBTV/Laura Boehm)

GOP Representative Saves Man In North Carolina Airport

And the folks on the left dare call Republicans ‘barbarians?’ Doctor Phil Roe saw a man in distress in an airport and sprang into action.

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) performed CPR and administered defibrillation on a man in cardiac arrest in a North Carolina airport on Tuesday, Roe’s office confirmed.

Roe rushed to an unidentified man’s aid in the Charlotte airport Tuesday morning, performed CPR, and used the emergency medical technicians’ equipment in order to shock the man’s heart, according to Roe’s office.

Roe was able to restart the man’s heart.

“I bet the guy wasn’t down probably 30 seconds before Phil was taking care of him. They gave him CPR for like 5 or 6 minutes. They pumped his chest pretty good. It was work, it was pretty intimidating to watch,” Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Roe’s traveling companion, told The Daily Caller.

Mulvaney said he saw the man’s heart beat flatline.

“The guy was dead. There’s no question,” Mulvaney said. “This guy is alive because of Phil Roe and a couple other very important people at the airport.”

Kudos to Congressman Roe!

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