Central New York's very own Erin Hamlin was given the honor of leading Team USA into the arena during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Hamlin has called the opportunity an honor and a privilege, and even tweeted about being excited for the moment:

Take a look at some of the best moments of Erin leading the team while proudly waving the Stars and Stripes in the video above.

Here's Hamlin talking about her selection as USA's flag bearer:

I happened to be fortunate enough to be invited to watch Hamlin's history-making Bronze medal run in 2014 with her parents at the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica. Take a look at her family's reaction when she makes history becoming the first American to medal in the Luge:

Congratulations Erin, and good luck!

And good luck to our other hometown hero, Maddie Phaneuf or Old Forge, and all the rest of Team USA!

Here's when you can catch Maddie and Erin in action.


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