- Posted November 11, 2010 by
Lake Elsinore, California
Flying the Flag for Veterans
- sjunca, CNN iReport producer
A large US flag flew over Lake Elsinore, CA today in honor of two young men sharing the same first name.
The "Jump for Jordan" included a large US flag and a smaller Native American veteran's flag.
"Jordan Emrick was a young skydiver, US Marine, and friend, and we wanted to honor him in a way we knew he'd appreciate. Jordan Byrd was from my hometown in Utah," said Douglas Spotted Eagle, who carried the flags for these young men.
Clouds covered the sun setting over the Pacific ocean, backlighting the US flag, drawing emotional responses from everyone in the area, including a large group of British servicement.
Niklas Daniel captured this photograph. Video can be seen at: