“It shocked us especially from this community that it would be an issue to honor someone making such a big commitment to the military, said Rich Goins, Father of 2015 Carroll graduate Codii.
Codii will complete military boot camp this summer and plans on graduating in 2015--Then she’s off to serve our country.
However, Carroll’s gradation dress code prevents her and others from wearing a ceremonial military cord.
“It's not hurting anything, it's not a distraction, we don't understand why they have an issue with it when they are giving such a huge commitment to our country,” said Richard.
“Our dress code for the graduation ceremony has been the same for every student that we had since the very first graduation we have had at
The Goins’ hope that the
“We are very proud of kids who going into the military and serve out country with pride,” said Himsel.
“They say they support their troops then they don't let us wear it--it's kind of two faced. How can you say one thing and totally go against it?” said Codii.
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