'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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Eco_101
Jun 5, 2014 10:50 AM CDT
Speak softly and carry a big stick. That solves about half of our problems ! Vato !!
FalkorRulez
Jun 4, 2014 10:14 AM CDT
Virginia is for lovers...and bigots apparently. I'll be sure to call the chamber of commerce and let them know why I'm canceling my school's summer trip to VA. We'll take our money to another state.
HieronymusEponymous
Jun 4, 2014 4:57 AM CDT
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