With everything happening across the country with protests, riots, and violence, it’s important to take a step back and see the full picture.
Over the weekend, far-left protesters burned an American flag near the White House and chanted, “America was never great” moments after President Donald Trump finished delivering a speech at the “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration.
Video shows the flag being burned in Black Lives Matter Plaza, just outside the White House. Activists can be heard chanting, “One, two, three, four, slavery, genocide and war. Five, six, seven, eight, America was never great.”
The shocking videos from the weekend were reminiscent of what happened months ago when a high school principal in Virginia allegedly told his students not to fly the U.S. flag from their vehicles anymore because it was “offensive.”
In response, several of the high school students formed a caravan of vehicles with U.S. flags and drove to school the next day.
When students at Franklin County High School in Virginia were told they could not fly the American flag from their trucks because it might be offensive – they did what any red-blooded American teenager would do: they flew the flag anyway.
The staff at ToddStarnes.com broke the story about this school in the area east of Roanoke and Christiansburg, where the flags displayed behind trucks have become a target for school administrators.
Earlier this week, an administrator at the Virginia school reportedly told several students that they could no longer fly Old Glory on their trucks because it was potentially “offensive” and “disruptive.”
Franklin County High School students showed up in unity on Tuesday displaying American flags on their vehicles after an administrator allegedly told them to remove them. Several local residents posted photos of the caravan driving through town with Old Glory waving in the breeze.
“My son called me from school saying that he saw an administrator around his truck and is now being called to the office,” the mother of one of the students said.
The mother said her son and two of his friends were told they could no longer fly their American flag on their trucks.
She says she received a call from the school principal, Jon Crutchfield, on that evening.
“He has apologized to the boys and told them that it is not against the rules to fly their flag on their truck. Apparently, it was a big misunderstanding that should have never gotten this far,” the mother said.