The Poudre School District in Colorado has denied one of the high school football teams the right to honor our fallen U.S. service men and women.
The Colorodoan reports,
The team hoped to individually honor fallen members of the U.S. armed forces and memorialize those fallen service members by wearing their last names across the back of their uniforms in place of their own names, but the district won’t allow it.
Personally, I think that’s a load of crap. Why not allow them to do this great, patriotic salute!?
There is however, some good news to this story. The article goes on,
Fossil Ridge players had requested the school outfit the team with camouflage uniforms this season. Coach Brian Tinker required his team to undergo military training and education, including CrossFit activities and a rock walk. In addition, every player was required to research the family and background of a deceased member of the armed forces.
The uniforms will be worn on military appreciation night Oct. 15 vs. Legacy. They were purchased by the booster club.
Though a bummer they will not be able to honor individuals fallen in battle, great job by this team to show their patriotic spirit and wear the camouflage uniforms. We salute you Fossil Ridge football, you are great Americans!