An 8th grader from Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresham, Oregon was recently kicked out of school for refusing to remove a t-shirt that proudly proclaims its support of our troops.
The shirt is from Jeff Foxworthy’s line of “redneck” clothing and simply shows a standard fallen soldier memorial (a pair of boots with a rifle and helmet), with the phrase “Standing for those who Stood for us.”
Alan Holmes was wearing the t-shirt while in school last week when one of the assistant principles saw the shirt and told him to remove it. Alan refused, and was eventually sent home. His parents stand behind his decision and believe that the school has acted both irrationally and unjustly. “Yeah, I’m proud of him,” Alan’s dad Charles Holmes said. “I would’ve done the same thing.”
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