Two high school football players have been suspended from their team after they carried flags onto the field honoring first responders on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
WKRC-TV reported that two players on the Little Miami High School football team in the southwest Ohio community of Morrow were warned Friday not to carry flags on the field honoring American heroes on the somber anniversary.
Brady Williams and Jarad Bentley asked for permission to honor first responders from their school by carrying flags out onto the field before kickoff, but they were told they were forbidden from doing so.
Their school had told them that by honoring police officers and firefighters, they might put someone in the position of feeling offended, WKRC reported.
While messages posted on social media often remind people to “never forget” the tragedy on the somber anniversary, the two teens were willing