Flag Boy Gets Parade, Apology, and National Attention
He didnít set out trying to get every patriotic person in America fired up. He just wanted to fly the flag on his bike, but 13-year-old Cody Alicea, aka "Flag Boy" has become a nationwide cause.
This morning, about a hundred people, including some coming in from the East Coast escorted Cody to school.
After arriving at Denair Middle School the group recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.
The teen who was told to remove the American flag from his bike the week of Veterans Day is now back proudly carrying Old Glory, with the blessing of his apologetic school district, but that hasn't stopped an online army from rallying around the flag.
Practically every conservative Blogger in America, every Veterans group, every patriotic group, and pretty much the entire state of Texas has been Tweeting, Facebooking, and emailing about the flag flap. FOX40's website has seen exponential traffic on the story, breaking all previous records for the most clicked on single story in station history.
A Texas online group supported by Rhonda Lyn, Texas Times Today is asking supporters to mail 1,000,000 small U.S. flags to the school to show support for the flag, and teach the school a lesson about messing with the Stars and Stripes.