Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fort Sumter furls its Confederate flags, probably forever

Via Carl

Fort Sumter’s dominant U.S. flag will remain, but four historical flags have been taken down.

For more than 40 years, Fort Sumter has flown six flags, including four banners that flew overhead during the four years of America’s Civil War. 

But the recent slayings of nine black parishioners during a Bible study inside the Emanuel AME Church prompted the fort to take down four of those flags, including two flags of the Confederacy, as a gesture of sympathy and sensitivity.

More @ The Post & Courier


  1. After all I have read about what was committed under the Union Flag, it should
    have been long gone. It's only a piece of propaganda these days.
    I pledge allegiance to the Confederate Flag of America.

  2. "The removed flags include the first and second national flags of the Confederate States of America as well as two earlier versions of the U.S. flag. Stone said the four banners had historical ties to the fort, which was surrendered by Union forces in 1861 as the war began but retaken by them as the war wound to an end. "

    Way to cave to PC.. thanks..