PHOTO: North Carolina Boys Stop to Say Pledge Outside Fire Station

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Two boys were caught on camera outside a fire station in North Carolina last week, stopping in their tracks to say the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a photo from the Roseboro Fire Department.

The fire department’s photo, which has amassed more than 6,400 shares on Facebook, shows the two young boys on scooters placing their hands over their hearts while reciting the pledge.

Fire officials not pictured in the photo had been raising the flag to full staff in front of the fire station.

“This afternoon as Chaplain Herring was raising the U.S. flag to full staff, he looked over to the intersection and saw these two young people standing there with hands on their heart saying the pledge of allegiance,” fire officials said in the post.

Officials from the Roseboro Fire Department later identified the young boys as seven-year-old Thomas Edwards Jones Jr., and six-year-old Derrick Tyrone Ingram Jr., the Charlotte Observer reported.

Ladii Ingram, Derrick’s mother, told CBS News she was “very proud” of what the boys did and wanted to take them out as a reward for their good behavior.

“I plan on taking them to an arcade because they like playing video games,” she said. “That’s on my to-do list.”

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