Wednesday , June 19 2024

Central Valley man wanted to see the American flag fly high

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A central valley man had big dreams for his school’s American flag, and through the help of social media, and countless donors, that dream became a reality. Now the flag is flying high<br /><br />Every morning for three years, Gerard Muscat would check the weather. If it was good, he would then grab his flag and head outside where he would place it in it’s holder on the wall of his school, but for Gerard, that was never good enough for the American flag. <br /><br />I would like you to meet someone very special. His name is Gerard Muscat and he has a dream. <br /><br />Gerard suffers from intellectual disabilities he received at a young age. The 52-year-old is a student at United Cerebral Palsy where he only has one job, but it’s a big one.<br /><br />&quot;Take it down and put it away and folding it,&quot; Gerard said. <br /><br />Gerard knows the importance of the American flag and he knows it deserves to be hung somewhere everyone can see. <br /><br />A flag pole was the goal and&nbsp;Gerard&nbsp;was going to get it by making this short four minute video. Through crowd funding on social media it took only six days to help collect the $2,500 needed to make Gerard’s dream come true. <br /><br />&quot;Yeah, sure did make it happen,&quot; Gerard said.&nbsp;<br /><br />On Wednesday, the American flag flew for the first time high above UCP, instead of on the wall. <br /><br />As you can see Gerard has already done his job today. Even though the location is different, the job is the same; checking the weather, raising the flag, and taking it down. <br /><br />He says now it’s just where it’s supposed to be.&nbsp;<br /><br />Janelle Bludau reporting</div>

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