Theodore's World: Veterans On Their Bikes Rally To Support Boy's Flag Display

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November 16, 2010

Veterans On Their Bikes Rally To Support Boy's Flag Display

Hundreds ride with Cody!!

13 year old Cody Alicea was escorted to Denair Middle School by veterans and bikers, all proudly flying the American flag on their bikes.


School District Superintendent Edward Parraz said Cody Alicea, 13, was told not to fly the U.S. flag from his bike after complaints from other students to avoid “racial tension.”

DENAIR, Calif. -- A 13-year-old Stanislaus County boy at the center of a flag controversy got a big show of support Monday as many bikers rallied to his side.

Cody Alicea was earlier told by Denair Middle School officials that he could not ride onto campus with a U.S. flag on his bike. The story has gained international attention, from Rush Limbaugh to soldiers in Afghanistan.

The school changed its mind, and now Alicea can display the stars and stripes.

When he rode from his home to school on Monday, he was followed by a parade of people on motorcycles. The group said the Pledge of Allegiance upon arriving at school.

"It means a lot to me," a tearful Alicea said after arriving at school.

Denair Unified School District Superintendent Edward Parraz said the campus recently experienced some racial tension. He said some students got out of hand on Cinco de Mayo. He said some students displayed the Mexican flag, while others displayed American flags.

Alicea said he was surprised at the attention.

"This is big," Alicea said. "I didn't think it'd get this big."


GREAT Video HERE........ I LOVE this!
In this video he also tells about his family having served our country. He wants to go into the Air Force when he grows up and work on planes the news said. Cody’s comments are worth clicking through to watch on this video.


Wild Thing's comment.........

I LOVE this! Those bikers are a beautiful sight. All those Flags and to know Veterans are there with their bikes to support dear Cody and America!

The American Legion Riders, the Patriot Guard Riders, and Rolling Thunder thank you all!!! From the reports these were the American Legion Riders. I love all of them!

God bless this young man Cody, and God bless America. We will be alright so long as we have young people like this, and so long as we stand with together.

Rush talked about this on his show yesterday as well. I am so glad, the more coverage this gets the better. Shame on that school big time. This ia AMERICA!!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at November 16, 2010 04:55 AM


It's time to take this country back from those who hate it and its traditions.

Posted by: BobF at November 16, 2010 10:00 AM

A good ending to a bad/sad story. I think the PC principal has seen that the "silent majority" can be aroused.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 16, 2010 10:52 AM

Patriots: 1 Idiots: 0 This is America. Why would you ever ban the flag from public property? You offended by our flag?.....go far, far away.

Posted by: petesuj at November 16, 2010 12:01 PM

Bob, it has got to turn around. Things like this reaction to what was done to Cody will help it turn around I think.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 16, 2010 05:00 PM

Tom, I agree, and when the silent majority get wind of things like this I love the action taken. It warms my heart to the core.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 16, 2010 05:01 PM

Pete, ditto that!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 16, 2010 05:03 PM

Cody was merely showing his patriotism. After all, this is American right? Isn't it ironic that there is controversy when someone decides to show our flag in our country? This should have been a non-issue but instead it was made into an international incident. What a shame! But I am glad for those who eventually stood up for him and forced the school to change its mind.

Posted by: Clay Boggess at November 17, 2010 07:09 AM