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Everest High School Flies the Flag of Mexico

Original post made by Carol Collins on Sep 16, 2011

Friday afternoon/ Sept. 16 the flag pole at Everest High School, of Sequoia Union High School District, was flying what appeared to be the flag of Mexico. Why would an American public school fly only the Mexican flag?

Comments (13)

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Sep 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

September is national Hispanic month (I may not be getting the name correct), so that is my assumption as to why they were flying the flag of Mexico. Do they only have one flagpole & can't fly both the US & Mexico flags?

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

If they only have one flag pole they should only be flying the American flag. Period! This is still the United States.

Posted by Joanna, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm

voter, you are looking for problems where there are none. [Portion removed; don't try to belittle other posters.]

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

No, Joanna, I'm not. I simply said if there is only one flag pole the only flag they should be flying is the American flag. Do you disagree?

Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Sep 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I agreee that the flag should be the U.S. flag, but it should be flying upside down (a legal configuration) to indicate the multiple crises this country is facing and the weak-kneed and/or bought-and-sold responses by the people who could do something about it: Congress, the White House, and business executives and Wall Street types who could not care less about the viability of the middle and lower economic classes.

Where is your patriotism, business and government officials, you who consider the U.S. and the world's problems but only through the lens of your self-interest.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I thought schools normally flew the US & the Calif flags, one on each flagpole. I wonder if anyone will complain to the school? It may have been a simple mistake, forgetting to put the US flag back up, but it does send a weird message. If US institutions are going to honor other nations by flag flying the, US flag should always be flown, regardless of the other flag they fly, for whatever reason. I wouldn't expect to see the US flag flying in other countries.

Posted by Winnie, a resident of another community
on Sep 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

The person who put the Mexican flag up might have been high on marijuana. Marijuana can kill you.
That is what my uncle Rich tells me even though I see him and his boyfriend smoke it.
Then they eat a lot of sweets and bread and peanut butter.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Sep 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Winnie, perhaps your Uncle Rich can weigh in on the Rwaders' Choice awards to local restaurants when they get the munchies? There's a long thread right here on The Almanac's Town Square.

Posted by American, a resident of another community
on Sep 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm

This has got to be one of the silliest posts I've seen on this wall. Anyone can fly any flag. The protocol is that you should not fly the flag of one country higher than the flag of another. If a school wishes to teach their students about world history, and in so doing, fly the Mexican flag in honor of Mexico's independence, or the French flag on Bastille Day, why do you care? Really, honestly, why the heck do you care?

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Why do I care? Because a school is a public institution paid for by my tax dollars. As such the only flag it should be flying is the US flag if there is only one pole. If there is more than one, the US flag is to be flown higher than the other flags. If this school has only one pole they have no business flying any other flag than a US flag. You don't have to fly other countries flags to teach about world history. Trust me, when I was in school we learned all about world history and the school never had to fly any flag besides a US flag for us to learn.

Posted by Pete, a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Sep 22, 2011 at 4:00 am

We are finished as a nation.

We might as well just fly the Mexican flag over the state capital as well. After all, American doesn't care.

Posted by Chandu, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Well, for Pete's sake. I think I agree with him.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

If a Mexican flag flying on an American flag pole means that we're finished as a nation, then we really are finished.

American is right. This is silly.

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