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When Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 4, people hunkered down in shelters and their homes as they prepared for the storm. On Monday, as Americans prayed for their loved ones in the South, they were reminded of another tragedy our country has faced — the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

On the 16th anniversary of the attack on America's freedom, a Coral Springs police officer ventured out in a hurricane to preserve one of our country's greatest symbols.

In a video that was posted to Facebook on Monday, an officer is seen through a rain-soaked windshield getting out of his vehicle and walking into the middle of a deserted highway to retrieve an American flag.

“That's going in cap's office,” another officer is heard saying in the video.

Coral Springs Police Department/Facebook

After picking it up from the street, he took it in his hands and held it up to allow it to wave in the wind in all its glory.

“Even in the midst of a storm, we are reminded of the love for our country and community,” the caption on the video read.

Check out the moment the officer rescued the flag in the video below: