A high school band director has apologized for a halftime performance that included "Deutschland Uber Alles," the anthem closely associated with Adolf Hitler, and a student running across the field with a Nazi flag.What could this band director be thinking? They practiced this for weeks and it didn't seem to dawn on them that displaying the Nazi flag might not be a good idea at a highschool football game.
Charles Grissom, Paris High School's band director, said his intention was to have a historical performance featuring the flags and music of the nations that fought during World War II.
The show, titled "Visions of World War II," nearly caused a melee at Friday night's football game at Dallas' Hillcrest High School.
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
I guess we just haven't had enough sensitivity training. Or history instruction. Get a load of this story.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 7:40 PM