Support Classroom Presence of the American Flag

We, the undersigned, hereby request the United States Congress pass House Resolution 271 (HRES 271) introduced on June 12th in the United States House of Representatives pertaining to the presence of an American Flag in all classroom and education facilities which receive Federal monies or grants. WHEREAS, the American Flag is a symbol of freedom and liberty. WHEREAS, many have paid the price of loss of life and limb to preserve that freedom and to defend those rights and ensure the continued freedoms under the United States Constitution. WHEREAS, not all schools and classrooms which receive public monies display the American Flag in those facilities and classrooms or participate in suitable patriotic exercises which do not infringe upon any individual rights but only reaffirm committment to and pride in the American Way of Life. We, therefore, support and request that Federal and State funded institutions of lower and higher education must have a presence of the American Flag in their classrooms and other facilities inclusive of the following: Head Start classrooms; facilities of Early Childhood Development providing family services that educate and assist parents in social matters and mothers during pregnancy; State Preschool facilities; Public preschools and K-12 schools receiving Federal or State funding or grants; Private preschools and K-12 receiving Federal or State funding/grants; Public/State and PRivate colleges/Universities receiving Federal or State funding/grants including preschool classrooms they own/operate or allow to operate on and off their sites. This petition will be sent to the United States Congress to show the patriotism of the American People; focusing on the importance of providing appropriate education to our youth that supports the ideals of democracy and respect for our freedoms while recognizing an individual\'s right to choose active participation.

Sponsor

A private citizen, Kaye O\'Mara, visiting some Head Start Classrooms in her local community in the the State of California, found these classrooms did not display an American Flag. As an independent citizen she strongly believed that institutions of education receiving Federal or State funds or grants should be required to have a presence of our U.S. Flag in their classrooms and on their grounds. As a result, she requested legislation action and circulated petitions which resulted in a potential California State Bill (AB666) and a United States House of Representative\'s Resolution (HRES 271)

Links

For further information about our Flag and these resolutions you may go to the website: American Flag Display at http://www.americanflagdisplay.com To learn more about the House Resolution 271 go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ and type in HRES271 To learn more about State of California Assembly Bill 666 you may go to: http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset2text.htm

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