- Cameron James, who is 17, mowed an American flag pattern into his yard to pay tribute to his friend who died while in the Army recently.
- He also created this work of art to show his patriotism for the 4th of July holiday.
- Cameron says it took four hours to complete the whole pattern.
One Texas teenager’s photo has gone viral, and it’s no surprise why. 17-year-old Cameron James spent a full four hours mowing an American flag into his yard to honor his fallen friend. The teenager says his friend, a soldier, was killed last week in Arizona.
Cameron used a weed eater to carve 50 stars in the top left of his flag design. Then he took on the stripes. “Our mower has different settings, so I just changed the settings so the grass would be different lengths for the stripes,” he explains. He also says that the four hours he spent on the project was worth it.
The inspiration behind the American flag pattern
In addition to paying tribute to his fallen friend, Cameron also wanted to show his patriotism for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.
“Last year, my dad wanted me to do this to celebrate Fourth of July, and then this year, just like last week, one of my best friends from scouting died in the Army,” Cameron says. “He was just a role model for me, so I wanted to make sure he was missed by even the people who didn’t know him.”
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What an absolutely beautiful way to honor a soldier and fallen friend, and also to celebrate the 4th of July! How many of us have done something this touching for anyone? This is one young individual who truly knows how to support and celebrate our heroes!
Thank you, Cameron, for your hard work that has reminded us all what’s really important in life.
Take a look at the video below. It shows a sky-view of the American flag pattern in the yard and also features snippets of an interview with Cameron.
This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.
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