For most of our armed service members, the decision to join the military is not one they take lightly.
They know that they’re putting themselves at great personal risk, but they do it anyway in order to protect our country.
It’s a decision we as a nation are thankful that they make, but it’s especially astonishing when high school students answer the call to serve.
Every year, thousands of American teenagers choose to enter the military upon graduating from high school.
Despite their young age, their commitment to protecting the homeland is something that should undoubtedly be celebrated and applauded.
But for one high school senior, her decision to join the Army was not lauded in any way by her school. Remember, the hugely liberal education system typically loathes the military.
However, the unfair treatment she received is now gaining national attention, and she is having the last laugh.
“A Pennsylvania high school has barred senior Toni Kress from wearing her United States Army sash at graduation, and now she and her parents are speaking out against the rule.
During an interview with ‘Fox & Friends,’ Kress, who has already signed enlistment papers to join the Army, explained that Central Valley High School administrators said she can’t wear her sash to the June 1 ceremony because it doesn’t match the school colors.”
Father defends his daughter after high school blocks her from wearing Army sash at graduation: “In today’s world where we have kids out there eating Tide pods, she’s willing to stand up and fight for her country.” pic.twitter.com/hlU2IjJKld
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 29, 2018
During the interview, Kress stated that even though there is nothing in her school’s handbook that says she can’t wear her sash, she is still going to respect the school’s decision.
Her father, on the other hand, had stronger words for the school’s nonsensical rule.
“She worked hard for this. She went through the ROTC program through the school,” he said.
“In today’s world where we have kids out there eating Tide pods, she’s willing to stand up and fight for her country.”
The high school should be proud of students who want to show their military pride by wearing something like an Army sash.
But the school’s excuse to ban the sash, because it doesn’t match school colors, is almost certainly a smokescreen for the actual reason…
They’re more than likely worried that someone might be offended by the Army sash and what it represents; patriotism, love of our nation, and a willingness to physically defend others.
The school’s attitude signifies a larger problem in our public schools. They are run by liberals who have nothing but disdain for those who serve.
One high school teacher made national news earlier this year when he publicly mocked a student who wanted to join the military, calling our service members, “the lowest of our low.”
All of America should get behind this courageous young woman since her own school is failing to do so. She worked hard to earn her sash, and she should be allowed to wear it with pride.
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Source: Independent Journal Review