Monday, November 15, 2010

School Officials Bow to 13 Year-Old's Display of Stars and Stripes

Thirteen-year-old Cody Alicea of Stanislaus County California was told by school officials that he could not fly the Stars and Stripes on the back of his bicycle because the children of illegal aliens attending U.S. public schools in California were offended by his display of national pride.

Denair Unified School District Superintendent Edward Parraz said the school Cody attends experienced some tension over the display of Old Glory when some students displayed the Mexican flag, as others displayed American flags on campus on May 5th, a holiday known as Cinco de Mayo in Mexican history.
Cody endured suspension from his school over the display of national pride until the story went viral. Citizens from around the country and military personel serving around the world came to the aid of Cody Alicea who displayed Old Glory as a way to thank Veterans on Veteran's Day last Thursday.
Hundreds of riders joined Cody in his ride to school this morning. The school rescinded the suspension and promptly backed away from its decision to punish the youngster for displaying the national flag.

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