Recently a Virginia family attempted to catch the person who had vandalized the American flag on their front porch but saw something patriotic and heartwarming instead: their 5-year-old son reciting the pledge of allegiance.
Mike Satterthwaite was at home with his family when he realized his American flag had been vandalized. The new flag had been taken from the mount and left on the ground of the front steps, which upset his five-year-old son.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Satterthwaite explained that the two had put up the flag around the Fourth of July.
“As we were installing it [the American Flag], I was explaining the importance of why we respect the flag and how we could never let it hit the ground,” Satterthwaite explained.
When they found the flag lying on their front porch, both Satterthwaite and his son were upset.
“The flag was laying down on the front steps and he saw that and he was upset,” Satterthwaite said. “It was touching the ground and we had taught him that it can’t touch the ground.”
A few days later Satterthwaite purchased and installed the Ring doorbell system so that he could catch the vandal who had ripped the flag out of the mount.
In an attempt to catch a criminal, Satterthwaite instead watched his on perform a patriotic and heartfelt act.
Satterthwaite explained that while outside with his son last week, he became really worried when his son disappeared for a few seconds.
“I was putting his bike away in the garage and I turned around and he wasn’t there,” Satterthwaite said. “I started screaming for him and he came running back.”
He did not know what his son had been doing until he watched his front porch video later that afternoon.
“That’s why you hear him say, ‘I’m coming, I’m coming,'” Satterthwaite explained.
Satterthwaite explained how touching it was to see his son do something so innocent, yet so thoughtful on his own.
“I was floored,” Satterthwaite added. “The thoughtfulness of him to go and do that on his own is pretty cool.”
“We’ve taught him the significance of America and why people want to move here and our freedoms and he wanted to learn about that,” Satterthwaite said. “It’s a pretty neat little moment.”