Boy With Banned Soldiers Hat Honored By Real Soldiers

Remember that story about a Rhode Island boy who was informed by his school that he couldn’t wear his hat with toy soldiers glued on to it because they held tiny plastic guns (hard to believe that a toy soldier would carry a gun, eh)? Well, the story takes a trip down Awesomeness Road

A Rhode Island boy whose school banned a hat he made because the toy soldiers on it carried tiny guns was awarded a medal on Friday for his patriotic efforts.

Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, the retired 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.

Interestingly, and, a hearty “good for you!”, the ACLU of Rhode Island, told the school district that the rules were unconstitutional, as being against free speech, though, technically, the rule can’t, because Congress passed no law. It certainly violates the spirit of the 1s and 2nd Amendments, though.

To add a little humor, the WP spell checker keeps telling me that Rhode is not a word.

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