The American flag has been a symbol of freedom since it’s creation in 1777 and has endured a great deal since then.
A recent bar fire in Pennsylvania has provided us with an amazing piece of symbolism. After the fire raged all night and completely destroyed the building, there was only one salvageable item left, the American Flag. Here is more from Fox News.
(Fox News) — After a fire broke out at a Pennsylvania bar early Friday, everything was destroyed — everything but an American flag, that is.
The fire, which occurred at Chubby’s Tavern in Dawson, Pa., started just before 2 a.m. on Friday, firefighters with the Dawson Volunteer Fire Company told KDKA-TV.
The building was completely destroyed
#BREAKING: Crews are on the scene of a fire that destroyed a bar in Dawson, Fayette Co. Firefighters say they only thing they could save from the building was an American flag. https://t.co/YXWVI98jDJ pic.twitter.com/6KAS3BjhDV
— KDKA (@KDKA) May 18, 2018
“It was a fully engulfed commercial structure fire. It was through the roof from the get-go,” Second Capt. Steve Swiger told the news station.
“The only thing we seen that we could salvage was an American flag that was at the entrance of the building,” he said.
No one was injured in the fire, per KDKA-TV. Officials are still investigating to determine the cause of the blaze.