State Representative presents groundskeeper with flag

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
It was a patriotic gesture that went viral.

Allen made national headlines after he was photographed setting down his weed eater to say the pledge of allegiance.

HOUSTON, TX (KPRC) - It was a patriotic gesture that went viral.

State Rep. Dan Branch commended Cy-Fair I.S.D. groundskeeper Clayton Allen Jr. on Thursday at a special ceremony at Smith Middle School. Allen made national headlines after he was photographed setting down his weed eater to say the pledge of allegiance.

Branch, who also heads up the House committee on higher education, presented Allen with a flag that was flown over the Texas Capitol.

Allen graduated from Cypress Ridge High School and later went on to work with the district.


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