This has been a tough week for folks who reduce the history of the South and Confederate heritage to the display of the flag. Yesterday evening the Danville City Council passed a flag ordinance with a vote of 7 to 2 limiting the flying of flags on city-owned property to the national, state, city and MIA/POW flags. I believe this is what the city of Lexington did as well to bring closure to this issue.
The Department of Motor Vehicles will also begin recalling specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag.
In related news, The Virginia Flaggers received some free press during last week’s CNN series, “The Hunt With John Walsh,” in an episode on the kidnapping of Lily Baumann by her mother, Megan Everett. It was disturbing to hear that during the investigation only one Flagger came forward to help investigators given the number of photographs of Lily at Flagger events. Thankfully, the little girl has been found and has been reunited with her father. Here is a photograph of Lily with Susan Hathaway and Karen Cooper of the Virginia Flaggers.
— HGTomato (@HGTomato) August 5, 2015
Outside Virginia the state of Georgia has removed Confederate Memorial day and Robert E. Lee’s birthday from the state calendar. And so it goes.