According to Starnes, the girl was supposed to read the poem “during a school assembly marking Veteran’s Day.”
“The poem honored her two grandfathers who had served during the Vietnam War,” Starnes wrote.
“He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength,” the poem read.
One parent found out about the poem and complained about the mention of God at a public school event. So the district decided to err on the side of caution, and censored the poem.