President Donald Trump recognized African American History Month on Tuesday, celebrating the story of an American soldier who sacrificed to preserve the American flag.
Carney, a former slave, was recognized for rushing to save the American flag from touching the ground, despite taking multiple gunshot wounds.
Trump made his remarks at a reception at the White House for African American history month.
The evening had a special theme, honoring African American soldiers in the military.
Trump also recognized famous civil rights heroes Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.