Even after 43 years in the Marine Corps, White House chief of staff John Kelly has never stopped protecting the American flag.
White House Director of Social Media and assistant to President Donald Trump Dan Scavino Jr. caught Kelly readjusting a giant American flag that was caught up on some wires in Bedminster, New Jersey.
“White House Chief of Staff, General John F. Kelly stops by to assist Bedminster staff in readjusting a huge American flag…” wrote Scavino in a tweet sharing a photo of Kelly in action.
“Once a Marine, always a Marine.”
Kelly still is a strong supporter of his fellow Marines. “I never quite understood the definition of bravery until watching young men and women do things that were absolutely crazy to do because they were well trained and they had the capability to do their jobs,” said Kelly in 2017.
Not only has John Kelly sacrificed his time to serve the country for 43 years, but as a Gold Star parent, Kelly’s own son, Lt. Michael Kelly, died in Afghanistan in 2010. If anyone knew what service and sacrifice really mean, it would be John Kelly.
Kelly and his wife regularly visit Arlington National Cemetery to visit their son’s grave as well as comfort other Gold Star families.
This may be Kelly’s last year in the White House, according to some reports. While his service to our country might be coming to an end, his love for the United States of America will never retire.