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School Refreshingly Stands by Students After Complaints About American Flag Displays

On Friday, Leigh Dunavant, the principal of Godwin High School in Henrico County, Virginia (north of Richmond), came to the defense of several students who flew the American flag on the cars in support of the military.

The high school had received complaints from other student about the patriotic display, according to a Monday report from WRIC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Richmond.

Dunavant “sent home an email to parents that explained staff at the school supports the students’ patriotic expression,” according to WRIC’s reporting.

The local ABC affiliate detailed how a “handful of students flew Old Glory from the back of their cars… to support classmates who are [enlisting]  in the military.”

After hearing about the complaints from their peers, the flag-waving students went to a local Lowes and installed more flags on friends’ cars.

“It was like walking through a tunnel of flags,” Godwin senior Colter Mahon said. “When you’re walking on the sidewalk and looking at all the cars and people who did that, it was amazing.”

Mahon also underlined that the American flag “represents so many things. Equality. Independence. All the stuff that our forefathers and all them worked for and that means a lot.”

WRIC later reported that “even more students plan to put flags on their cars. On Friday, they hope to park in a patriotic formation in the school’s senior lot.”

You can watch the ABC affiliate’s report in the video above.

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