A veteran captured the hearts of social media users after climbing onto a flagpole at the Navy SEAL Memorial in Virginia to secure a loose American flag.
Dom Raso, himself a former SEAL, said he was on his morning run in Virginia Beach on Thursday when he discovered the flag in the wrong place and broke the pole.
The video posted on Facebook shows Raso climbing the pole and then attaching the loose end of the flag to the pole before slipping back down.  AMERICAN SOLDIER GETS SURPRISED OF HIS PARENTS AFTER EMOTIONAL HOME-TIME
"This was my fourth attempt to get up and fix the flag," Raso said. "I could not pass this flag this morning and not give everything I had, the golden stars on this monument and the sacrifice that was brought to us all was something I did not just want to pass by the flagpole reminded me of EVERYTHING in life. "
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In another post, Raso encourages his fellow Americans to" continue to ascend and do the right thing. " "
" It does not take many, it just needs determined and condemned few, "he said. "I believe with all my heart and with all my soul that there is a wave of patriots in this country that is gaining in strength and self-confidence every day. As we observe how parts of our country experience confusion, complacency and ignorance, there are some who are willing to climb or stand or do whatever is necessary. "