|Published:||Sep 28, 2010 11:35 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 28, 2010 6:20 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman is on a crusade to get people to display the American flag.
Earlier this summer Lynn Rosko took out her faded, American flag and proudly displayed it in front of her Cape Coral home.
"I just wanted to do something," she said.
Typically, Lynn puts out the flag on holidays, but now it's staying in front of her house.
She's doing this to honor local solider, Private First Class Corey Kent.
"I just wanted to do something. I don't know the young man or his family. It's just something that has touched me deeply. I thought it was one way I could pay tribute," Lynn said.
In July, Corey lost both his legs and some fingers when a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan.
"It was heartbreaking that this young fella has to go through this,"
Today, Corey is recovering at a hospital in Washington DC.
Last month he was presented a Purple Heart by President Obama.
Touched by his story, Lynn wasted no time.
She got out the flag for Corey and the other men and women serving our country.
"I am thinking what can I do on a personal level. I thought you know I am going to hang out my flag and it's going to stay outside day and night," she said.
Around her neighborhood only a few homes have flags outside.
Lynn is trying to get more people to display the American flag.
Monday night, she stood in front of Cape Coral City Council, trying to spread the word.
It's a simple act, but one that can go a long way.
"I think it would send a big message to Corey that the people in Cape Coral really care what's happened to him and what he's enduring," she said.
There's no word yet on when Private Corey Kent will be home.
But according to updates on his Facebook page, he is making good progress.
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