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Soldier holds flag in East Texas heat in remembrance of 9/11

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SFC Adam Gonzales stands with the American flag on Wednesday (Courtesy: Shawn Victory) SFC Adam Gonzales stands with the American flag on Wednesday (Courtesy: Shawn Victory)
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

Anyone driving down Highway 155 South on Wednesday may have seen a soldier standing in the Texas heat in full uniform holding an American flag. 

The soldier, Sergeant First Class Adam Gonzales, a Coffee City resident, says he was there in remembrance of the 12th anniversary of September 11 and that it was a very difficult day for him. He declined to elaborate further about holding the flag.

"I wouldn't feel right until all my brothers and sister come home from Afghanistan" said Gonzales.

A veteran herself, passerby Shawn Victory had to stop and take a picture of Gonzales.

"He held true for what we stand for and what our soldiers mean for the country," said Victory.

The photo was posted on the Army WTF Facebook page yesterday and has already received over 96,000 likes and 30,000 shares.

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