Army Staff Sergeant Cory Schroeder is proud to be an American and being a student at the University of Wyoming in a state that still pride themselves on their historic rugged individualism and can-do American spirit he thought nothing of opening student government meetings with the pledge. How wrong he was.
Schroeder who was elected in May as a senator in the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming has been told that he can’t say the Pledge of Allegiance before its meetings because it could offend international students.
According to reports Schroeder spoke with ASUW Vice President Ricardo Lind-Gonzales, who allegedly said that he would put the issue of the Pledge on the agenda and that Schroeder would be given a chance to speak about it. Schroeder was told that the Pledge was a sensitive issue that could possibly offend the two international students in ASUW as well as several others who attend the meetings..
Gonzales says that the veteran was not banned from reciting the pledge, it is just that it is not a component of their meeting.