Published: Fri, October 20, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Photo of roofers pausing for national anthem goes viral

Photo of roofers pausing for national anthem goes viral

The patriotic act of kindness happened Saturday, October 14th in Waterville, Maine.

Roofers in the state of ME dropped their hammers and stood up to show their respect for the national anthem on Saturday, Oct. 14.

She told the cable television news station she took the picture because "I just thought the world could use a little more of that right now".

The photo, posted on Facebook over the weekend by user Michelle Lyons Cossar, shows the three roofers with their hands across their chests as the national anthem played at Waterville High School during a football game.

A photograph of three roofers standing during the National Anthem is making the rounds online. She said, "When I looked over the fence, I saw them standing and respecting the flag". Fox News was among the media outlets to share the photograph on social media.

Cossar identified the three men on the roof as Dwayne Harrison, Danny Thyng, and James Scruggs. He also added that he wasn't aware that a photo had been taken of them.

Shanon Gurski Dixon added to WMTW that the roofers "had no idea anyone even noticed, but our community did".

The post has been shared hundreds of times and sparked headlines nationally amid ongoing protests by National Football League players.

The men work for a company in Oakland, but were doing an independent job Saturday, Dixon said.

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