Derick (cq) Holman anchors an American flag in the wood of a remaining upstairs wall of Kay and Bonnie Meritt's home at 20545 SW 15 in Union City on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Derick is a friend of the couple's son, Kris Meritt, and was helping save items from the damaged home when he found the flag and, in an impromptu ceremony, placed it on the home's highest point. Bonnie Meritt said nine homes near her, including hers, were damaged or destroyed in Friday night's tornado. They have lived in this house since 1996. The couple was unharmed. They took shelter inside the Union City fire station before the tornado hit. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.