Monday, November 15, 2010

Think the American Spirit is Dead?

Think again. A 13-year-old boy in Denair, California was told that the American flag proudly flying from the back of his bicycle may cause "racial tensions" and a potentially unsafe situation for students. He was told he could not ride onto campus with the flag any longer.

The story caused such an uproar that the school, Denair Middle School, relented. Great. But just to accentuate the idiocy of their initial position, a group decided to rally behind the boy, Cody Alicea. That group was the Patriot Guard Riders.

If you don't feel your chest swell with pride, or get a lump in your throat, somethings wrong. Enjoy!

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6 comments:

Pearl said...

The American spirit can never be dead as long as the American people hold their values and traditions.
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Edisto Joe said...

Woody:
And the correct "Jeopardy" answer is...What is the state of California? I know this sort of thing is happening all across the country but it just seems like more of it happens on the left coast.

What a great way to let that child know that he did nothing wrong. No one and I mean no one should ever be made to feel bad or wrong for being patriotic. That was a great show of force by those riders.

Woody said...

You bet it was, EJ. It's just like the movie Rudy...I get a lump in my throught no matter how many times I watch it.

Just the look on Cody's face and the sight and sound of all those bikers with their own flags following him...I just wish they had rolled film all the way to the school.

The article said that when they got there, they all recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Cody was taught a very great lesson that day.

Woody said...

I really need to find the edit feature for comments on this platform. Obviously, I get a lump in my throat.

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