Students skip school to see Iraq speech
Minneapolis’ Channel 5 News (KSTP.com) reports:
A veteran’s bus tour featuring decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is stopping in the Twin Cities today. But controversy at Forest Lake High School forced the tour to make a change in plans. Capt. Pete Hegeseth founded the group Vets for Freedom. He is an Iraq War vet and a Forest Lake High School graduate. He received word yesterday that the school did not want the bus rolling through, calling the talk too political for a public school. He said parents and an outside group threatened to protest if they came. Instead, the group spoke at the Forest Lake American Legion. Dozens of students at Forest Lake High School were so upset that they skipped school to go see the speech [emphasis added mine].
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Among other Iraq War veterans denied the chance to speak at Forest Lake High School was Congressional Medal of Honor nominee and Silver Star recipient David Bellavia:
Today, after the visit to Forest Lake High School was cancelled, Staff Sergeant Bellavia spoke with Townhall.com talk-radio host Michael Gallagher. Here is the audio:
Accompanying Hegseth and Bellavia on the Vets for Freedom National Heroes Tour are:
And Jim Hanson at Blackfive has this report and the following video of “…the event too dangerous for High School kids to see.”:
Go to the Vets for Freedom web site to learn more.
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