Photo of Ohio boy holding US Flag to keep it from touching the ground goes viral

(Courtesy Rhonda Ordway Pester)

MILLER CITY, OH (WCMH) — Rhonda Ordway Pester says she is proud of her son after a picture of him keeping the American Flag from touching the ground goes viral.

Pester posted the picture, along with the caption “The flag feel to the ground, he saw it, stopped and held it until someone from school could come and put it back up.”

Pester goes on to say she’s proud of her son, Cole Dotson. “There is hope for America! ooh rah!” is how she ends the post.

As of Wednesday morning, Pester’s post has now been shared more than 30,000 times. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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