Kind act has flag flying in backyard once again

FLYING HIGH: Myra Connors has some help flying her flag from an ex-serviceman.
FLYING HIGH: Myra Connors has some help flying her flag from an ex-serviceman. Barclay White

MYRA Connors enjoyed seeing the Australian flag flying in her backyard, but her flagpole has been bare ever since her husband passed away almost two years ago.

The Kingaroy pensioner said she always loved having the flag as a centrepiece but found it physically difficult to get it on the pole.

"I love the country and I do love our flag," Mrs Connors said.

But when she was discussing the difficulties of flying the flag with staff at Sunshine Mitre 10, a former serviceman who works at the store decided to help out.

Martin Weller served for two years in the military before moving to Kingaroy and said he was delighted to help anyone who wanted to fly the Australian flag.

"It makes you feel honoured," Mr Weller said.

As he kindly put Mrs Connors' flag on the pole just in time for Anzac Day, she said she was relieved to see the familiar red, white and blue flying in the wind.

"I think he did a magnificent job," she said.

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