Christy Little, who bills herself as a “Proud Army Mom” has shared with GUARDIAN readers her request for graduation ceremony procedures for her son who is about to become a Borah High alumni and a U.S. Army basic trainee.
In a written message she claims to have been denied any satisfaction from school administrators.
She wants her son to be able to wear an “Army Stole”(apparently provided by the recruiter) during the ceremony similar to those who are in the National Honor Society. (A stole is a band of colored cloth worn over the graduation gown draped around the neck) Here is her request to the Boise School District board members:
“My request is this:
1. For this graduation cycle:
–All ROTC members at all BSD schools should be allowed and encouraged to wear their uniforms and/or military stoles the entire ceremony;
–All military recruits at all BSD schools should be allowed and encouraged to wear their military stoles for the entire ceremony;
–Inserts should be created for all BSD schools to include in the graduation programs that recognize ROTC and recruits. (I will commit to fundraising and making this feasible for Borah High School, if necessary.)
–And/or, during the graduation ceremony, these individuals be recognized for their service.”
In this election year it would be a good bet that a call to the Guv, or any of the congressional delegation would garner support for her request. After all, are good grades any more honorable than joining the service of one’s country?
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