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Pasco school leaders reminded to have U.S. flags on hand for sporting events



Which way are fans supposed to face if they stand for the National Anthem and there's no flag flying?

That was a concern a Pasco County parent raised to district officials last week, after attending several fall high school football games and noting Old Glory's absence.

"Do the schools need flags?" the parent wrote. "I would be happy to provide them free of charge."

District administrators quickly took note.

"Our kids today are sorely lacking in glue," deputy superintendent Ray Gadd told his top staff in an email. "This ritual should be standard operating procedure at all ballgames."

Assistant superintendent Ray Bonti responded that he has informed middle and high school principals to have flags at all ballgames. "This should be part of their pre-game preparation check list," he wrote.

[Last modified: Monday, October 19, 2015 3:07pm]


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