The day after Veteran's Day, the School Board of Sioux Falls, S.D. voted down a proposal put forth by area veterans to have the high school students recite the Pledge of Allegiance on a daily basis.

The reason officials gave was not being able to find time during the day. School board members agreed that the high school academic day is chaotic and that mornings offer no time for it.

So, as an experiment, I timed myself reciting the Pledge, and it took me less than 30 seconds. And I was purposely going slowly.

Draw your own conclusion, but this doesn't pass my stink test.

Keep in mind, it is the soldier who salutes the flag, and who serves beneath the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag who allows these officials in Sioux Falls the right to turn their backs on the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Hopefully, the veterans will appeal this decision.