This vet took a stand for the oath he swore…
It’s a ritual all drivers in America must endure every 3 or 4 years – get our driver’s license renewed. For most of us, this is an uneventful experience. But for this California Marine Corps veteran, his renewal was a powerful lesson for everyone there.
When Alex Morales took his seat for the license photo he was asked to remove his ‘USMC’ hat. He politely said ‘no’. When asked again, he refused again. His keen observation and his reason for refusing to remove his hat had the folks at the DMV speechless.
You’ll have to scroll to the bottom to see what happened next.
Check out the Facebook post that his wife, Henrietta made about the incident.
Her post is paraphrased below:
…When he was told to go have his picture taken he noticed that there were some men having their picture taken, these men were wearing turbins on there heads.
Alex was asked to take his hat off to have his picture taken. He said “no”, and “no” again when asked the second time. When he was asked why he would not remove his hat he said, “those men didn’t remove their head wear, I shouldn’t either”.
It was explained that this was their attire and their religion. Alex told the DMV person that what he had on was his attire and when he entered the Marines he declared an oath to the USA, and one nation under God, so that his oath was under God so just as good as his religion.
…Alex feels no one has more right to display their head gear then a Veteran or active service person. When he left several employees at the DMV clapped quietly for him.
Nine days later Henrietta shared a picture of Alex’s license photo.
Of course, he was wearing his hat:
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