Los Alamo Firefighters Rescue American Flag

When members of American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive attempted to lower their flags to half staff early Tuesday morning to honor the firefighters who lost their lives in Arizona, they discovered fierce winds had hooked one of the flags over the top of the pole. Los Alamos firefighters responded to the scene with a ladder truck, which Firefighter Robert Ortiz used to climb and unhook the flag. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Firefighter Robert Ortiz climbs up to unhook the flag from its flagpole at the American Legion early Tuesday morning, assisted by Firefighter Matt Williams at the base of the ladder and Firefighter Matt Cionek, off camera. Photo by Diane Swan

The American flag hooked onto the top of the flagpole at the American Legion early Tuesday. Photo by Diane Swan

Los Alamos Firefighter Robert Ortiz rights the flag at the American Legion early Tuesday morning so it can be lowered. Photo by Diane Swan
 
Thanks to the efforts of Los Alamos Firefighters Robert Ortiz, Matt Williams and Matt Cionek, the flags at American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive were able to be lowered to half staff early Tuesday morning to honor the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in Arizona. Photo by Diane Swan
 
Photo by Diane Swan
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