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Pledge of Allegiance

Mom Defends Boy Arrested in ‘Racist’ Pledge of Allegiance Dispute

The mother of a Florida sixth grader, who was arrested for allegedly threatening a teacher after he refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, defended her son’s actions, telling NBC Nightly News that she told her son he should stand up for himself.

Sarah Henderson (L) and children from Mrs. Morrow's kindergarden class at Sunderland Elementry school recite the Pledge of Allegiance September 17, 2002 in Sunderland, Maryland.

Texas Senior Sues After Being Suspended for Not Standing for Pledge

A Texas high school student has filed a lawsuit against the school district after she was suspended for sitting during the pledge of allegiance. Seventeen-year-old India Landry says, “I don’t think that the flag is what it says it is for, for liberty, and for justice and all that. It’s not obviously what’s going on in America today.”

India Landry v CFISD

Trump Supporters Heckle Reporters When They Sit Through the Pledge

People near the press seating taunted and jeered at members of the media after they noticed some members refusing to stand and honor the anthem and pledge. Many invoked the sacrifice of our military and wondered if the media members were taking the lead of San Francisco 49er backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

People watch as the helicopter carrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves after a campaign rally at the Collier County Fairgrounds on October 23, 2016 in Naples, Florida. Early voting in Florida in the presidential election begins October 24. (Photo by )