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Retired Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, the former head of the Rhode Island National Guard, gave 8-year-old David Morales a medal called a challenge coin during an appearance on WPRO-AM’s John DePetro show.

Centracchio said the second-grader should be thanked for recognizing veterans and soldiers.

“You did nothing wrong, and you did an outstanding job,” he said. “We can only hope that kids of your caliber will continue to defend this country.”

Centracchio also gave David a certificate that allows him to call himself a brigadier general.

Full Story – HERE

Nice!  Glad to see someone stepped up to the plate and thanked this kid.

Too bad David will probably be expelled from school now though because he now officially holds a high ranking position in the military according to the certificate he was given. I wonder if the O-7 pay comes with it?  That would buy a lot of toys. :P

Original post on the school’s ban of his hat – HERE

Hat Tip: PP

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Providence, RI – Christan Morales said her son David just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.

But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district’s zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns.

Full Story – HERE

Stories like this just give me a headache. I can’t believe the collective amount of time this incident seems to have already wasted for everyone involved.

Why do some people feel it is alright to make kids feel like crap over something so trivial. Poor guy.

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SwissArmyFrenchArmyKnife

Because all you need is a quality corkscrew and a white flag if you’re french :)

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While watching the latest episode of my favorite show “The Big Bang Theory” (Season 3 Episode 6) on November 2nd I noticed the upside down flag.

According to U.S. Flag Code:

The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

Source:  USFlag.org – United States Flag Code

The flag would appear right side up from Sheldon’s perspective if the laptop screen were closed.  Interestingly enough the “Go Daddy” logo (pictured below) appears right side up from the current viewpoint when the laptop screen is open.

godaddy

I wonder, was this accidental or intentional?

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