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Paralyzed Cop Able to Stand for National Anthem

"I would like to go and get my body back, but I can't, so I make the best of what I've got."

Culture Beat · Oct. 31, 2019

“An image of a paralyzed police officer standing for the national anthem is bringing people to tears.”

“William ‘Bill’ Weigt was photographed at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics Arizona on Friday. … He is seen presenting the American flag with the help of a high-tech wheelchair.

”‘I’d been wanting to stand for the national anthem for 14 years,’ Weigt, an investigator at Arizona’s Peoria Police Department and former United States infantry soldier, told TODAY. ‘I was a little overwhelmed at first, but it was so exciting.’“

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