A flag is not only the symbol of the nation’s identity but stands as a symbol of the peopleâ€™s pride and glory.
Which was why images of a soldier rescuing a fallen Jalur Gemilang spread like wildfire online.
The images posted by Facebook user Mohd Fitri, who apparently had served in the military for some 20 years, showed an army-man clad in camo boldly walking by a busy expressway to collect a Malaysian flag that was on the ground.
â€œThis is the heart and soul of each serving, retired and even the families and supporters of the armed forces. We donâ€™t worship the flag, but we recognize the meaning and value of our nationâ€™s flag!â€
The soldier’s respect towards the national banner sparked patriotism among Malaysians who are already fired up for the Merdeka celebrations coming up at the end of August.Â
Comments quickly followed praising the warrior for his noble actions.
â€œOur soldier boy is so awesome!â€
â€œHow would defend a country if not its people?â€
â€œAchieving independence was not easy, the stripes and colours of the Malaysian flag remind us of this factâ€¦â€
Letâ€™s all try to emulate the same love and respect towards our national flag and follow in this brave soldierâ€™s example.
If youâ€™d like to know more about the history of our beloved Jalur Gemilang, you can do so by reading our brief summary of Malaysiaâ€™s journey in creating our honoured national symbol, here.
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