A Crawfordsville couple is fighting a school corporation to allow their son to wear his Marine Corps uniform to his high school graduation.
Brennan Ranard, 17, finished his graduation requirements early so he could join the Marines.
He shipped out to boot camp in San Diego last month and will return home in time for his graduation from Crawfordsville High School.
“He just always had been military-minded, really his whole life. It just always seemed to be his dream,” said his father, Dave Ranard.
Dave and Kim Ranard say since their son left, they have been frustrated by the high school’s decision not to allow Brennan to wear his Marine Corps uniform to his high school graduation. Last week the couple petitioned the school board.
“Brennan is willing to lay down his life for everyone,” Dave Ranard said. “Yet we are going to tell him he can’t wear his uniform at graduation?”
Currently, the school district has no policy in place to address the issue. During last week’s board meeting, two of the five board members voted in favor of allowing the marine recruit to wear his uniform to graduation exercises. The three other board members abstained and asked for time to research the issue.
Source: Jay Hermacinski for WISHTV.