(TStarnes) – A Washington State elementary school is replacing Veteran’s Day with a so-called “Peace Assembly.”
In past years, Benjamin Rush Elementary held a lovely Veteran’s Day assembly. It featured choral performances of “It’s a Grand Old Flag,” “This Land is Your Land” and the Star-Spangled Banner
But our good friend Jason Rantz, of radio station KTTH, reports this year’s ceremony was unceremoniously dumped by administrators.
“In place of the Veteran’s Day assembly, the school’s administration opted to recognize the International Day of Tolerance, sponsored by UNESCO, on November 15 (International Day of Tolerance is November 16),” Rantz reported.
“The school ditched the patriotic songs for those centered around the assembly’s theme of Tolerance, Acceptance and Kindness,” Rantz reported.
Some of the songs to be performed, he said, include “Live in Peace,” “Peacebuilder Pledge Song,” “Amani Utupe Na Ustawi” and “Namaste.”
It’s a bunch of United Nations hippy-dippy, mumbo jumbo.
“We should be taking the time to show our children and our community that we have brave men and women who are willing to stand up and fight for our freedom and the peace that other places in the world can only dream of,” one upset father told the radio station.
Veteran’s Day is a federal holiday set aside to honor the brave men and women who wear the uniform of this country. If the grade school wants to host some sort of patchouli-scented hippy love fest, they can do that on another day. But on Veteran’s Day we honor our veterans.
Perhaps state lawmakers could offer an incentive for educators to do the right thing. Either reinstate Veteran’s Day or lose all state and federal funding.
That should light a soy candle under their cargo shorts.