Was it the Governor’s message or that of students, Texans, Americans across the board?  Southern Methodist University in Dallas has reversed itself on its ban of displays on the prominent Dallas lawn of the school. At question was the annual 9-11 commemoration of almost 3000 flags representing each of those killed by the terrorist attacks.

The school had determined the display might be “triggering”, “harassing”,  that is in snowflake terms offensive to the sensibilities of those who think the terrorists had their reasons for attacking our country.

There was a backlash, an outcry when the public learned of the decision.  First SMU reworded the new policy and said it applies to all displays, not just the 9/11 temporary memorial.  The school stands by its rewording, but also has decided to allow it to stand this year in its customary place on the campus. 

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