What you’re about to see took place on Monday in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the jewel of the Anbar province, where just a few months ISIS reigned with close to 1,000 of their fighters patrolling the broken streets.

It’s proud Iraqi soldiers hoisting their flag over their once-invaded metropolis.

It was the first significant victory for the Iraqi military (who were trained by United States forces) in more than a year, and an enormous step in their quest to rid the Islamic State from their land.

It certainly isn’t Old Glory, but it sure as hell beats seeing this thing waving.