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Spokane man has simple, unique way to honor the fallen on Memorial Day

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Shaun Key held his flag for nine hours Monday Shaun Key held his flag for nine hours Monday
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Memorial Day is one to remember those who died while serving our country. One man wants to remind people of that meaning.

Shaun Key stood along Indian Trail since 7:45 Monday morning. He held up the American flag and it’s something he says he doesn’t want to be recognized for.

“Look at the flag and remember the men and women. I'm just out here holding the flag. That's all I am. You can put me as a tree and this flag will still wave no matter what,” Key says.

Key hopes everyone focuses on the flag because it honors the fallen.

“It's remembering them. That's the most important thing,” he says.

It’s something others appreciate. While he's been out, people offered him water, and people brought their kids over.

“There's nothing better than seeing a little girl show up looking at the flag and realizing that it represents freedom,” Key says.

He wants to drive home that lesson and remind people it’s not just a day off. That's why even though the sun beat down all day, Shaun isn't tired.

“Seeing the people honk and smiling and saluting, it's worth it. I'd stand out here all night if I could,” he says.

Shaun plans on standing out at the same location near Indian Trail and Barnes next year. He hopes others around the Inland Northwest honor the fallen in a way next year too.

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