Since the incident, school principal Jon Crutchfield has claimed it was all a misunderstanding and apologized to the boys and their parents.
Local citizens commented on the parade of flag-bearing trucks.
I love that we have young American students standing for our American Flag,” one citizen wrote on Facebook.
Issues with the American flag being considered “offensive” happen far more frequently than most people realize.
As a result, some leaders in Washington D.C. are looking to combat the rising tide of disrespect for the flag.
Back in June, Republicans reintroduced a proposal calling for a ban on burning the American flag. It was immediately endorsed by President Trump. The legislation being sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Steve Daines of Montana and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and in the House by Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas.
The proposed bill calls for the Constitution to be amended so that Congress would have “constitutional authority to ban the desecration of the United States flag.”
Since he first began his presidential run in 2015, President Trump has made respect for the flag a cornerstone of his agenda.