The story of a Waterbury teen who was berated by a teacher during school hours for not standing for the pledge has taken another turn.

Waterbury Board of Education Commissioner, Thomas Van Stone, Sr pitched an idea for students who don’t stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to go to school on some school holidays, like Veteran’s Day, so they can receive  lessons on American patriotism and history.

It continues one of the biggest sagas in recent American history, whether or not standing for the pledge is a right or something you have to do, or not standing for it violates our First Amendment rights.

Van Stone continued:”If we use Veteran’s Day as an example, we would not have it as a day off,” he said. “I’d like to have it as a day on. We would bring in either veterans or family members that would tell the stories of how veterans felt.”

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