“At that moment, it was kind of like when you buy a new car, and you start seeing cars just like yours. I started seeing flags that were ripped up or destroyed from a storm.”
The nephew of John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery then put a post up on Facebook marketplace offering to install or replace American flags free of charge for anybody in the area who needed one, with the goal of eventually spreading his work to the Nashville area as well.
In his post, Carmichael wrote:
“I am repairing/ Installing American Flags in the Hendersonville area for those of you who don’t have the resources or the time to do so. FREE OF CHARGE. My motivation is simply I love our country and I’d like to see more in our community.
Please share! My goal is to spread this to Nashville. I have all the tools and flags ready to go! If you are interested just DM me!”
Well there were plenty of people who took Carmichael up on his offer – enough that he’s already had to replenish his stock, according to an update posted on his original marketplace listing.
“UPDATE: This experience as been amazing. I have had so many requests, I have ran out of flags. Luckily I am pick up a new batch first thing in the AM. Thanks for this unbelievable response!
I have a full time job that requires me to travel. So, please bare with me I am trying to keep up. That is a good thing! I am tickled to death. Thank y’all!”
Carmichael estimates that he’s hung about 15 flags so far. But according to him, the best part is getting to meet and talk with people in his community at a time when a lot of people aren’t able to have much interaction with others.
“It’s been awesome. It’s really a thing about fellowship, hanging out with people during this time. It’s lonely for a lot of people.”
Man, wouldn’t it be great if everybody was so willing to help out their neighbors like that?
So if you’re in the Hendersonville area, hit him up – and the country singer might just show up at your house and hang Old Glory for you.