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From: Marilyn M Sobotka <>
Subject: [Woodbury Co.] I'm Proud of my Grandson
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 11:21:57 -0700
I'm so proud of my Grandson I just had to tell everyone.
Joshua is 13 and and 8th grader at a Salem middle school. Friday, our
national day of mourning, the children were told they could wear Red,
White and Blue to show support for our country. Joshua wore his Old Navy
t-shirt with a large American Flag on it. Shortly after arriving in
school he was sent to the Principals office for breaking the school dress
code. He was told to take his flag off and put on one of the shirts they
had for violators to put on. Joshua refused. His parents were called to
On the way to school my daughter (his mother) called a local radio
station and made them aware of the problem. The out pouring of support
for Joshua was outstanding. After arriving at school My daughter and
son-in-law demanded to talk with Joshua first. After establishing that
he was not rude, but just respectfully demanding his right to honor his
country, they went to see the principal. By this time the school was
already getting calls from TV, Newspapers and Radio concerning the
incident. They changed their minds and Joshua was allowed to return to
class with his head held high and his Flag still being worn.
Joshua spent yesterday with me and proudly walked our neighborhood with
our American Flag. This morning neighbors who had not had a flag out
before now do.
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