Skip to comments.Bloomer School Board rejects Marine uniform for graduation
Posted on 05/16/2008 2:31:59 PM PDT by Born In America
BLOOMER, Wis. - A new Marine who's graduating from Bloomer High School this month won't be able to wear his military uniform during the commencement ceremony.
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Here is a real opportunity for a community to show the pride they have for one of their own. A student who finished his course requirements for graduation early, enlists, and completes Marine boot camp in time to return for his high school graduation.
The school board convenes on Monday to adopt a policy disallowing the wearing of anything other than a cap and gown for graduation. Sounds like a clear intent to use their authority to prevent the student from sharing with his community his accomplishment.
The student has learned far more about sacrifice than the members of the schoolboard.
oh absolutely. Let’s celebrate the slackers who don’t even have jobs yet. Let’s give out some kind of proclamations for those students who took place in anti-war rallies or acted as abortion clinic crossing guards.
Chicago the home of terrorist killers who are treated as Gods. So what else would you expect?
A Marine mother
These articles pop-up as predictably this time of year as mushrooms after a rain.
“Here’s a strange suggestion: follow the school rules.
A Marine mother “
So they will all be nekked under their cap and gown???
Marines don't cry and they don't ask anyone to cry for them when somebody knocks over their milk.
I agree with the school. It is a simple way to try and preserve a smidgen of decorum and dignity. Perhaps he can change into his uniform immediately after the ceremony.
Another case of the protected dishonering the protectors.
Nothing new in that in America 2008 Look at the 2 people running for President in the Democrat Party and you see all you need to see about that...........
The town this is happening in is in Northern Wisconsin, not anywhere near Chicago.
I wonder if this was 1950 instead of 2008 if they would have decided differently.
At my alma mater, Texas A&M, we have numerous freshly-minted 2nd Lieutenants (just out of ROTC) who receive their diplomas in their uniforms. I think this school’s policy is politically-driven and for those of you who are defending them, SHAME ON YOU.
Everyone wears the cap and gown for graduation. He can wear his uniform underneath and remove the rob following the ceremony. A&M has a long tradition with their Corps. If this school elevated the Jr ROTC status they may want to wear uniforms.
I WENT into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ;
But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play.
I went into a theatre as sober as could be, They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me; They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls, But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, wait outside "; But it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide, O it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide.
Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap.
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, 'ow's yer soul? " But it's " Thin red line of 'eroes " when the drums begin to roll The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll, O it's " Thin red line of 'eroes, " when the drums begin to roll.
We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too, But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you; An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints, Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be'ind," But it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind, O it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind.
You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all: We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational. Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! " But it's " Saviour of 'is country " when the guns begin to shoot; An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please; An 'Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
Wearing the cap and gown over the uniform is against Marine Uniform Regulations.
Lurid video looped over and over on the O'Reilly Factor next month.
he could always wear his uniform under his gown.
oops! i missed post #18.
No he can't. That would be a violation of MCO P1020.34F
“The student has learned far more about sacrifice than the members of the schoolboard.”
Any number of young men graduated during the years of WWII, and wore their uniforms. What’s the big deal about this young Marine wearing his?
>>I agree with the school. It is a simple way to try and preserve a smidgen of decorum and dignity. Perhaps he can change into his uniform immediately after the ceremony.
Excuse me, but as a member of the Armed Forces, he is required to wear the appropriate uniform at all times. Civilian clothes can only be worn, if a) on military leave at home or b) with CO’s express approval.
He has earned the right to wear EG&A and dress blues. School Board is outranked by CMC and DOD regulations.
Let the “dress code” be for those who would show up naked or in anti-war attire.
Semper fi 59-62
This is much ado about nothing. I can appreciate the young Marine being proud of his accomplishment, but he needs to accept the decision, wear their required uniform for the ceremony and drive on.
I wore my dress uniform under my cap and gown when I graduated from college. Granted the Marine dress blues don't have a standard collard shirt and tie like my Army uniform, but he can work an easy solution for the ceremony.
He's getting to the point of drawing far too much unnecessary attention to himself.
MCO P1020.34-1005-7-f. No part of a prescribed uniform, except those items which are not exclusively military in character, will be worn with civilian clothing.
Chapter 1 is a punitive article, violations may be subject to prosecution under the UCMJ.
Here’s another case from last year:
I think a mountain is being made out of a mole hill. The kid asked, the board said “no” and gave a reason why. Case closed.
Perfect post for this thread.
Kipling had a gift. Thank God he shared it.
What is it with these cheddar heads........If he is a proud Marine and they do not want him to wear his uniform....and he wants to wear it.....tell them shove off.
Bringing the issue to light is the only way some folks are going to be perturbed enough to vote these elitist school board members out of a job.
Raise Hell about it and let them pay the price, or knuckle under and let them pass more stupid rules to the point they ban kids who graduate early from walking at graduation.
DING! DING! DING!
NO MORE CALLS PLEASE, WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!
Fact is he is ALREADY a Marine. According to the regulations he MUST abide by, he must be in full dress, utilities, or uniform of the day, unless on leave.
For me, I would be the proudest parent in the whole building to see my son, who made his choice to defend the nation, walk across that stage in his full dress uniform to accept a diploma.
its really a use descression. As a Marine of two years i would not think it was appropriate to wear the dress blue uniform to a high school graduation as a graduate. I think if he has someone that he should of gotten guidance from a recruiter or someone.
If you want to look at the regulation specifically then yes in that that way, you would be unable to wear the appropriate headgear in uniforn, covered in doors....
Bottomline he should of gotten guidance on it before he said anything to the school.