Former Republican senator and World War II veteran Bob Dole didn’t let being wheelchair-bound stop him from standing in respect when the American flag was brought out Wednesday.
Dole, in a ceremony awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal, stood (with help) as the flag was presented, The Daily Caller reports:
“Dole, who is 94 years old, can no longer walk and remained in his wheelchair for the majority of the ceremony. However, when the color guard walked in carrying the American flag and the flags of the Armed Forces, Dole can be seen on camera waving for an aide.
“A young man jumped up and helped pull Dole upright, so that he could be standing during the honoring of the American flag.”