Firefighters retrieve American flag from tree in Greensboro [Photos]

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Firefighters retrieved Old Glory from a tree near Moses Cone Hospital on Thursday afternoon.

Strong winds late Wednesday likely released the flag from one of the crane’s near the hospital. A member of the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion took photos of the firefighters retrieving the flag around 3 p.m. today.

An official will transport Old Glory to the local VFW for proper disposal.