Flag

The Payson Fire Department retrieves an American flag from a tree last week.

A couple is thanking the Payson Fire Department after firefighters recently recovered their American flag from a tree. Albert Townley said a gust of wind blew the flag into a tree sometime last week.

A neighbor of Townley, who lives on Birchwood Road, spotted the flag.

Unable to retrieve it himself due to health reasons, Townley called the fire department for help.

β€œIt was so nice of them,” he said.

Townley said he has lived in the home for three years and he has flown the flag the entire time.

A veteran, Townley said it is important to him to fly a flag.

Contact the editor at abechman@payson.com

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