On Sunday, local first responders were spotted on the field at Arrowhead Stadium for the Kansas City Chiefs home-opener.
Okay, so you may have needed binoculars to actually spot them from the stands — unfurling a pro-football field-sized American flag by hand requires a lot of hands, and Lawrence area first responders made up just a few of those doing the honors.
The Lawrence Police Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical representatives donned their dress uniforms to participate and posted a few photos on their social media accounts with more close-up views.
According to the Chiefs, the day’s official American flag holders were first responders from “throughout Chiefs Kingdom.” The Chiefs went on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-20.
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