Man enjoys flag day

June 15, 2009 5:09:25 AM PDT
You might not have remembered yesterday was Flag Day.

But garbage truck driver Jeff Olsen did.

In fact, every day is Flag Day for him.

Now, some suburban Chicago veterans are honoring Olsen for saving 250 American flags that had been tossed in the trash.

He's a native Canadian, whose wife did two tours of duty as a U.S. Army medic in Kuwait.

Olsen says throwing flags in the garbage is like stomping on them.

Federal law calls for worn out flags to be disposed of in a dignified way.

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