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    Posted November 11, 2010 by
    EyeWingsuit
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    Lake Elsinore, California

    Flying the Flag for Veterans

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     EyeWingsuit, a skydiving instructor, jumped with two US flags in honor of Jordan Byrd and Jordan Emrick. 'My opinions of war, politics, and the military don't matter one way or another, young men I knew had lost their lives defending our country and in doing what they believed is in the best interests of our nation,' he added. Click on tab 2 to see the video.
    - 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:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG0zmu-ccyc

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