SENATOR PROPOSES BILL SAYING SCHOOLS MUST PLAY NATIONAL ANTHEM DURING OPERATING HOURS, AT SPORTING EVENTS
For those who may think Alabama schools are not patriotic enough, District 21 Sen. Gerald Allen has a bill that could help.
The new bill would require public schools to play the Star Spangled Banner at all school-sanctioned sporting events and at least once a week during school hours. The senator said students should be proud to sing the National Anthem at school.
“Look at what’s going on in the world today,” Allen, a Republican from Tuscaloosa, said. “There’s people all over the world looking at America, and wishing they lived in America and we are the flagship of freedom and why not sing about it? Why not express your patriotism and express yourself? And I’m proud to be an American.”
Allen said he already has plenty of support for the bill.