POSTED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 6:57pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 4:03pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — A picture KETK posted of a soldier holding a flag on the side of Highway 155 has gone viral.
On September 11, Shawn Victory was driving down Highway 155 near Coffee City when she saw fellow veteran Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Adam Gonzalez standing in the heat with a flag in his hand.
Victory says, "I turned around I went over there and I asked him if he was out there to represent us on this day and all he said was "'yes ma'am just please excuse my tears'."
Victory took a picture of the soldier and after KETK shared it on our Facebook page, it has since gone viral. This picture has received more than 200,000 likes, at least 16,000 shares, and hundreds of comments.
Many of the comments included the words, "Patriot," "honorable," and most of all, "thank you."
Gonzalez says he did it for his friends in Afghanistan.
Check out the KETK Facebook to see how many people this photo has reached: Viral Photo