Teen mows American flag into yard in honor of fallen Army friend

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A teenager in Texas is honoring his friend who died while serving our country by mowing an American flag into the front yard of his family's home.

KXAS-TV reports that 17-year-old Cameron James mowed the patriotic tribute into the grass after his friend, an Army soldier, was killed while on duty in Arizona last week. 

He tells KXAS-TV that he changed the setting on the mower so that grass would be different lengths in order to create the stripes. James then reportedly used a weed eater to carve out the 50 stars.

It reportedly took James about four hours to complete the flag but tells KXAS-TV that "it was worth it."