'Flaggers' Unfurl 2nd Confederate Flag on Va. Highway

Confederate group stirred up lots of controversy last time
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2014 11:47 AM CDT
The Confederate flag of the 7th Virginia Infantry Army of Northern Virginia Obverse captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., in July 1863.   (AP Photo/The Museum of the Confederacy, Katherine Wetzel)

(Newser) – The Virginia Flaggers were so pleased with their first effort at decorating I-95 near Richmond with a giant Confederate flag that they've added a second, this one a 20-foot-by-30-foot "memorial battle flag" flying near Fredericksburg. The group, which says it's trying to honor the men who "answered the call to defend their State from invasion" and not resurrect a racist past, hoisted the flag on Saturday, reports CBS6. The Flaggers, which are tracking their story a bit breathlessly here, say more Confederate flags could be on the way; they say people across the state, as well as in other states, have offered to let the group use their land.

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