One man in Kentucky is getting a lot of media attention because of an action he took. He says he was just doing the right thing.
Michael Pritchard was on his way home from church with his pregnant wife when he noticed that a US flag had fallen off of its pole in front of an area bank during a rainstorm.
Pritchard pulled over, picked the flag up and properly folded it, a skill he said he picked up in elementary school. Pritchard then returned the flag to the bank who is having it properly cleaned and rehung.
Some online commenters said that the flag should be burned since it touched the ground. However, US Flag Code does allow for a flag to be cleaned and displayed again if it touches the ground as long as it is not otherwise damaged. The only time a flag must be burned is when it is considered unfit for display. From the Flag Code:
§176. Respect for flag
(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.