You might remember the story of Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran who was detained but not charged after she intervened in a university protest where demonstrators were trampling on the American flag.

Following Manhart's inspiring stand for Old Glory, more rallies protests have taken place at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

None were as large as the one that took place yesterday, when thousands showed up in support of the stars and stripes.

Frankie Gay, a Valdosta State alum and Gold Star Parent, appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning to explain why he distributed 10,000 American flags during the rally.

"It was a very proud day for Valdosta and our hometown," Gay said, adding that supplying the flags was one of the easiest and most honorable things he's ever done.

"To me, the flag is more about the veterans, the men and women that put their lives on the line every day for our freedom," Gay said. "Everybody rallied together yesterday behind the flag, and we rallied as one. I tell you, it was a very moving day, and it's a day I'll never forget for the rest of my life."

Gay, whose son was killed in Afghanistan in 2008, revealed that he brought the flag that was draped over his son's casket to the rally.

"I wanted him to be a part of it," Gay explained. "I was thinking about more than just my son. A lot of his brothers, a lot of sisters, when our children go to war, when they go to the military, they sign a blank check with their lives. When they sign that signature, they're putting their life on the line for us. And we need to remember that."

Watch the "Fox and Friends Weekend" interview above.


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