A Texas teenager is honoring his friend, an Army soldier, with a tribute that can be seen from the sky.
Cameron James, 17, of Haslet, Texas, mowed a giant American flag into the front lawn of his family's home. He did it to honor of his friend, Army Pfc. Kevin Christian.
Christian died by suicide last month while he was deployed along the Arizona/Mexico border, according to Dr. Greg Hess, Pima County chief medical examiner. James knew Christian when they were in Boy Scouts together and they became close friends.
“He was just a role model for me,” James told a Texas television station. “So I wanted to make sure he was missed by even the people who didn’t know him.”
According to the family, the stripes of the flag were made using different settings of the lawn mower and the stars were made using a weed eater.
“I’m very proud of my son and his thoughtfulness,” Cameron’s mother, Amy, said. “As the daughter of an Army man, the niece of a Navy man, and the granddaughter of an Air Force man, his memorial made me feel that he was honoring not only Kevin, but all of the servicemen stationed at home and abroad.”