A heartwarming video of a New Jersey FedEx driver who carefully picked up and folded the American flag which he found lying on the ground as he was driving by is stirring hearts all over the country. Chris Oslovich appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday and said when it comes to the American flag, “You have to do something whether people are watching or not.”
His patriotic act was caught on a Ring camera at Rick Guerino Jr’s Freehold, N.J., home and said he got an alert from his Ring doorbell camera that someone was near his home and that’s when he saw the sweet act by the FedEx driver. He has shared the video on Facebook, where it has been shared nearly 6,000 times.
Oslovich said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, that he wasn’t delivering packages at the time when he noticed the flag on the ground, and stopped to pick it up because “when you see the flag on the ground, that’s a sign of disrespect.” He said, “The flag should never be desecrated like that so you have to stop, you have to do something whether people are watching or not,” he continued. He also acknowledged that, “Usually when you see something that you know isn’t right, some people just think nothing of it, somebody else would do it and they just keep on going by.”
Guerino said that the FedEx driver picked up his American flag from his front yard after the pole was knocked down in the heavy wind. Guerino, who put the flag pole up after 9/11, said he then saw the employee unhook the flag from the pole, fold it up the proper way, and place it on his porch. “I really appreciated what he did, his patriotism,” Guerino reportedly said. “You don’t see things like that anymore.”
Oslovich’s father was a 9/11 first responder and he said that he is considering going into law enforcement as well. When host Pete Hegseth asked him if his father and men like him were in mind when he stopped to fold the flag he answered, “They’re the people that I look up to and I always have.” When asked how he learned to fold the flag, Oslovich said, “It just felt natural to do it.” He added that he also “thought about the first time I have ever done it, just watching flag-folding ceremonies or even the flag that my father has, which is folded.” “So I guess from that original experience it was just locked away in my head,” he continued.
Guerino got in touch with Oslovich and thanked him and says that they plan on having dinner together soon. We are humbled to read this awesome act of patriotism by FedEx driver Oslovich, who showed so much respect for the flag that was fallen near the house of a stranger and uphold his first responder father’ values.