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Marine veteran asked to leave Six Flags over ‘inappropriate shirt’

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AVENEL, NJ — A New Jersey father says he was turned away from Six Flags Great Adventure because of the shirt he was wearing. The Iraq War veteran says he was told the shirt was inappropriate — but he bought it to support a veterans group.

Marine veteran Mario Alejandro says his shirt is patriotic. The shirt features an M-16 in the colors of the American flag and the words, “Keep Calm and Return Fire.”

Staff at the amusement park told him it was inappropriate.

“I thought it was a joke. When the guy said, ‘You can’t come to this park people will find this offensive,’ I thought it was a joke,” Alejandro said.

Alejandro served two tours in Iraq. He says he bought the shirt to support the veterans group, reconfoundation.org.

“As soon as I showed him the back of my shirt he said, ‘I don’t care. Get out of here, get out of here,’” he said.

Alejandro says he was told to either buy a new shirt in the gift shop, or leave. So, the father of three angrily left the park, while his family went inside to attend a birthday party. An amusement park spokeswoman says the park has a dress code that it enforces.

“We do not permit clothing with vulgar, offensive or violent images or wording,” according to the park.

2 comments

  • anlashok45

    Sounds like arbitrary tripe.
    We ask our sons and daughters to do a job. You want the job done, but hell if you want to know HOW it’s done, or what the cost is, while you live in a sterile, antiseptic environment that enables you to overlook ALL of this and give static to one of the very same.
    Policy my ass!
    Lol, an amusement park ticket taker.
    Thanks for being a stark counter weight to the amazing, terrifying call to history that our sons and daughters answer with their lives.

  • Mike

    Communism is creeping on America one place at a time. Dont be fooled citizens, there are organization setup to do exactly this.

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