Skip to comments.Rewatch the Super Bowl Ad Honoring the American Flag Featuring Johnny Cash and Cpl. Kyle Carpenter [MOH recipient]
Posted on 02/03/2020 11:51:30 AM PST by jazusamo
The Fox network aired a tribute to the United States of America and its flag before Super Bowl LIV kicked off on Sunday. The ad featured Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and had Johnny Cash's "Ragged Old Flag" as its soundtrack.
The ad also features owners of various NFL team owners telling how Cash wrote the song and praised America's military men and women.
Carpenter received the nation's highest medal for military service while he was with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010.
Then-Lance Corporal Carpenter and a fellow Marine were on a rooftop providing security when the enemy threw hand grenades, with one landing inside their sandbagged position. According to his citation, Carpenter landed onto of the grenades without hesitation, taking the full brunt of the blast. Against the odds, he survived and began his long road to recovery, culminating in receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in 2014.
Throughout the video, Carpenter walks through a park surrounded by American flags and then raises a bigger American flag.
"God bless America," he says as the video ends.
The flag ad is notable because it aired before the San Francisco 49ers played against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers were the team then-backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick started his protests during the national anthem by taking a knee as it played.
The Chiefs defeated the 49ers, 31-20.
VIDEO: Super Bowl Ad Honoring the American Flag Featuring Cpl. Kyle Carpenter and Johnny Cash
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The ABSOLUTE BEST part of the entire broadcast!
Democrats are outraged and will begin a year’s long investigation starting right after ground hog’s day
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Good, the Rats can stew in their own juice.
Made the half time show some kindergarten play.
thanks for the post.
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I went to a Johnny Cash concert shortly after 9/11 and he ended with this and everyone in the theater stood up to pay tribute to America. Everyone except for 2 people that is, the left-wing columnist (??? Thompson) for Florida Today and his wife.
Yep, I saw where Beyonce and Jay-Z sat for the national anthem yesterday, they’re not low class they’ve got no class at all.
The Fox ad featured the US flag; the NFL half-time show featured the Puerto Rican flag. And that’s how it is.
The game was a big deal for those of us in the Kansas City area, but this was a big deal for everyone who loves this country and reminded everyone that a football game is just that, and going above and beyond the call of duty is what really deserves respect and honor.
ping for later
The voice of Johnny Cash is wonderful
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